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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
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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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Housed in a former palace near Keshav Narayan Chowk it is a national treasure of religious art. The artefacts are informatively marked. Budget 1 – 2 hours to see the museum. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 November 2016
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Housed in a former palace near Keshav Narayan Chowk it is a national treasure of religious art. The artefacts are informatively marked. Budget 1 – 2 hours to see the museum. The Café is worth using to rest and refresh.

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Patan (Lalitpur), Nepal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

I am from Nepal and I must recommended to visit Patan Museum not because I am a Nepali but because this place is all about art and culture. Mangalbazar and Patan Museum is one of the must visit place if you are traveling to Nepal.

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Thank Newaji
Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Amazing sights! Buddhas everywhere! Lovely garden restaurant in back. Don't travel all that way without spending time there. Each room holds another wonder! Low ceilings! Watch your head!

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Thank mkgrudin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Patan Museum is located at the center of Patan Durbar Square which is 20 min drive from Kathmandu 7 km. It has beautiful collection of utilities that is used by Malla kings for their living. It's worth visiting by paying some money to learn how our ancestors have lived . It will be great learning to us how we must... More 

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Thank Yogendra R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

This is a really neat museum. the museum is on one of the old buildings that encloses the Mani Keshab Narayan Chowk. There are lots of exhibits set out over a couple of floors and lots of great explanations beside them. You can get up real close and they allow you to take photos. I though it was well laid... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Amidst the current devastation and rebuilding following the 2015 earthquake, the Patan Museum stands as something of a beacon for the future because it shows what will be achieved when the renovations outside are complete. This is an excellently laid out museum on several floors using the structure of the original traditional building. The artefacts are sympathetically displayed with very... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

The museum is a quiet oasis in the middle of Patan with good explanations in English of the various Hindu and Buddhist artefacts displayed. There also is a cafe inside away from the dust and noise of the square.

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Thank Wendy2795
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

The museum offers different statues and relic of Tibetan, hindu and nepalnese buddism. It is good that you can see and compare the difference of interpretation to buddism. For those with western background may have less knowledge on the difference between different schools of explanation. Worthy to go.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

“The eyes, hands, and feet all have symbolic meanings.” This multi-story museum is a focal point to start learning about the meanings behind the statues positions and gestures. You could literally spend hours reading the detailed (in English) information. Near the entrance was a special exhibit of paintings sponsored by “End Sexual Violence.” The students will explain the artwork and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

The best that Patan has to offer. Great displays of Nepal artisans religious creations. Well lit and well explained. Take you time and relax at the wonderful outdoor restaurant.

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