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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 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 17:30
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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US$75.00*
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4-Hour Swayambhunath and Patan Durbar Square Tour from Kathmandu
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US$57.00*
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3-Hour Private Visit to the Architectural City of Patan
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City tour of Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar Square

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Great collection

The small museum actually has very good collection compared to San Francisco Asian Art Museum, the precious collections of various statues seems more than the big museum, and it's... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Barbara L
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Taipei, Taiwan
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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The small museum actually has very good collection compared to San Francisco Asian Art Museum, the precious collections of various statues seems more than the big museum, and it's older in most of the collections. I think they are out number San Francisco's collection in their representation because the other has more on many other countries'

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Set aside an hour or two--read the descriptions, too-this museum has some awe-inspiring pieces. Then walk thru the museum cafe's own organic gardens, have some tea (or a cold beer) and enjoy!!

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Thank Helen G
São Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Patan Museum is a main museum of the city. Is very interesting! Has a history of Buda, Hindu and much more. Go!

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Thank Piero_SM
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

For the cost of entering the Patan Durbar you also get a ticket for the museum. This is really where the durbar gets exciting. An amazing collection of artifacts with insightful and clear descriptions. So many museums mess up the descriptions but these are very helpful and the museum design is phenomenal and lends itself very much to learning a... More 

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Thank KeithTKW
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

of u visited any historical museum before, then its an average museum, and if u love statue, hiatorical thing u can visit the mueasum.

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Thank Aditya S
Multan, Pakistan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

i must say it is peace of art ..every thing is worth seeing.it is v.informative indeed..our travel cosultant Mr birendra adhikari made its visit v.feasible

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Navi Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

The museum is housed in a 3 tiered heritage building, which also gives one the feeling of being inside such a structure. Low ceiling height and long and narrow halls dominate the interiors. There are a large number of artefacts especially woodwork items. There is also a cafe in the adjacent courtyard. A must see attraction in Patan.

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Thank Sumithran
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Great museum. Well displayed, infomative, and in such an amazing building (the old palace). Well worth the time.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

A nice a small museum that you can visit while in the patan area. You can visit it while visiting the Durban square.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

I think the foreign entry price is a bit steep at NRP 1000 per person but it is actually a gorgeous museum. The descriptions of art iconography are illuminating and in depth, brought to life by true examples in sculpture or architecture. I found the step by step lost wax casting display wonderful. Currently (Jan 2017) Habitat for Humanity and... More 

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