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Lalitpur - the city of the beauty

Patan is the second largest city in Nepal, after Kathmandu.
It is separated from Kathmandu by Bagmati river.
In ancient times, it was named Lalitpur, the city of the beauty.
Its map is a mandala: in the centre there is the Royal Palace, from which four road branch out in all the cardinal points.
Owing to the amounts of its big temples, Patan is undoubtedly the cradle of the arts and of the architecture of the Nepal.

  • Last visit to Patan: Mar 1992
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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