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Patan Museum

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Address: Royal Palace Complex | Durbar Marg, Patan (Lalitpur), Nepal
Phone Number: 01-521492
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10:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Description: It takes all three floors of the meticulously restored royal palace to...
It takes all three floors of the meticulously restored royal palace to cover thirteen centuries of Nepal’s religious art history; easily Nepal’s leading museum.
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an open museum with great architecture ...friendly Newar people and the museum there is worth a visit

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

an open museum with great architecture ...friendly Newar people and the museum there is worth a visit

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Pokhara, Nepal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Being Nepalese myself I was pleasantly surprised to see all artifacts of Patan Darbar square when I took my overseas colleague to there. Some of metal, stone and wood work are amazing and well presented.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I went inside the museum and I wasn't bothered regarding the tickets rate because I already knew how they would charge for locals, Indians and foreigners in nepal. I was with one of my foreign friends. I was amazed how they had managed the museum and I felt very nice. I got to see many new things and many new... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Few museums do such a good job of displaying artistic masterpieces while explaining their meaning and the subtle cultural nuance that foreign visitors might otherwise miss. Hindu and Buddhist art is complicated, layered, and confusing to outside observers. The Patan Museum does a wonderful job of illuminating and clarifying the art and culture that visitors will see around themselves everywhere... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The Museum is set up to give the viewer an overview of the different gods, goddesses and buddhas that are seen around Kathmandu valley, so that people can learn to recognize Shiva, Vishnu, Ganesh and others by sight. Great at explaining and showing examples of the work.

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Is a unique place to see the art and architecture of the Malla kings of Patan. Some of the oldest photographs and paintings as well as metal arts will show the sketch of old Patan and Nepal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Liked the Museum. Gives an insight in the Period of the Mala Kingdom and other periods in Newari community. Enjoy some thee in the garden. Take time too look all the wonderful iconography of the statues in the Museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This square and the courtyards within the palace are incredible with the teak carved windows and stone structures. The Temple of stone and the other buildings in the square are exquisite. Sadly not sure how much they were damaged in the earthquake or which if any are still standing. We were there just days before the quake and it is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We visited the Patan Museum in mid-April, shortly before the quake. We don’t know the current status of the museum, but it’s such an underrated attraction we want to give it a shout-out on Trip Advisor, regardless. The museum is housed in a wing of an old palace that that has been beautifully restored to create a thoroughly modern museum.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This small museum is full of treasues. The statues of the Buddha and deities are wonderfully detailed. A must see in Patan.

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