"Patan - the crown jewel of the Kathmandu valley" Patan Tip by josephescu

Patan, Nepal: 23 reviews and 32 photos

"The most picturesque collection of buildings that have been set up in so small a place by the piety of oriental man" as per Percival London, or, in modern terms, "temple overload", as per LP, Patan boasts some of the finest examples of Newari architecture in Nepal, as well as the highest concentration of monuments within the entire Kathmandu valley ? over 1200 temples, stupas, bahals of various shapes and sizes scattered throughout the squares and the fascinating backstreets in and outside the old city.

The most important and visited monument of the city is Patan Durbar Square, which has been listed by UNESCO, but the other monuments such as Hiranya Varna Mahavihar (the Golden Temple) and Kumbeshwor temple definitely worth a visit.

Allow a full long summer day for Patan?or be sorry!

And...do not even think of going to Patan and miss ?one of the finest museum?s in the subcontinent?, as per LP - they are 100% true.

Can visit my Patan pages for more info, pics and tips.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 28, 2007
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