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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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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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City tour of Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar Square
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Historical Place to visit

Patan Durbar Square complex, situated in the center of Patan city, also known as Lalitpur, houses the residence of the former Patan royal family. Patan Square and its surroundings... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
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Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Patan Durbar Square complex, situated in the center of Patan city, also known as Lalitpur, houses the residence of the former Patan royal family. Patan Square and its surroundings are good specimen of ancient Newari architecture. There are three main courtyards in the palace: MulChowk, SundariChowk and Keshav Narayan Chowk. MulChowk, the oldest one, is at the centre of Patan... More 

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Cavite Province, Philippines
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The way they preserve their culture in Nepal is extraordinary. A day is not enough especially if you enjoy looking at the artistry, interacting with the locals, or really just being amazed by this square of ancient relics.

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In Bhaktapur, the access to the Royal shrine and bathing place is free (included in the main ticket). In patan, the ticket to the Durbar and the museum are separated. Both the musuem and the Durbar are architectural wonders ! Amazing places !

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Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is a ancient place which was is beautiful place and i had visited this place by @Rosha Trek & Expedition P. Ltd.

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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum falls under the UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. We reached the museum around 2pm. The ticket cost is very nominal. The museum displays the traditional sacred art of Nepal in an illustrious architectural setting. Its home is an old residential court of Patan Darbar, one of the royal palaces of the former Malla kings of the Kathmandu Valley. Its... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice museum that includes nepali and tibetan artifacts. Only 400 rupees to visit and also includes a ticket to the architecture museum. Power outages were frequent when I went so get in there when they open at 10:30. I went twice and lost power one day at 11am and the next at 12pm. It is difficult to see the exhibits... More 

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Saas-Fee, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Patan Museum, situated in an old Palace, extremely nicely arranged by Austrian architect Götz Hagmüller, Hosts a spectacular collection of Buddhist and Hindu artifacts from the olden times of Nepal. Presentation and location are splendid. A coffee shop (run by Summit Hotel) was added in the garden of the Museum.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

I love museums and I've been in a lot abroad where the exhibits are fascinating but hard to interpret as info isn't in English. At Patan Museum all of the information is in English and is very detailed. The museum focuses on the history of Hinduism and Buddhism in Patan and has lots of interesting statues. There is two parts... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Second time to visit the museum and Patan Durbar square. Some temples and statues gone, some braced, but everything continues. The museum has a beautiful collection of statuary, both metal cast and stone. The notes that accompany all the pieces are clear, concise, and informative. The architecture of the palace is very interesting, with window seats overlooking the square and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Major sightseeing attraction. Be prepared for the men who want to guide you. It does help to have one who will then lead you to some shop. History is interesting.

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