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Patan

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Patan is protected by UNISCO world heritage site. Patan is the second largest city in the valley. It is some time referred to as Lalitpur, which means city of beauty. Patan has long Buddhist history and the four corners of the city are marked by stupas. Patan's central Durbar square is absolutely packed with temples. It an architectural feast with a far greater concentration of temples per sq meter than in Kathmandu or Bhaktipur. Numerous other temples widely diverse style as well as many Buddhist monasteries are sacttered around this fascinating town. The Patan Durbar square is a concentrated mass of temples, undoubtedly the most visually stunning display of Newari architecture to be seen in Nepal. There is also many others numerous temples are Krishna, Bhimsen, Taleju bell, Bhai Dega and others many temples gives you more experience about Nepali people faith and respect on religion. All the temples are decorated by numerous arts and architecture. The Patan also offers you Newari people culture and them life style.

The ancient city is located on the southern bank of the holy Bagmati River and is approximately five kilometers south-east of the capital. The whole city is full of Buddhist monuments and Hindu temples with fine bronze gateways, marvelous statues, guardian deities and magnificent carvings including stone carving, metal carving and wood carving. Well noted for its gorgeous craftsmen and metal workers, it is often known as the city of superb artists. The majority of the citizens follow the Buddhist faith.


Major Places To See in Patan
Patan Durbar Square

The ancient city Patan, situated 5km Southeast of Katmandu, it is known as the city of fine arts. The city is full on Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments. The diversity of medieval culture that allowed both Hinduism and Buddhism for low rich has left a rich legacy of Impressive sightseeing in this city for visitors. Patan Durbar Square constitutes the focus of visitors' attraction. The square is full of ancient palaces, temples, and shrine noted for their exquisite carvings. The square consists three main courtyards, the central courtyards, Sundari Courtyards, and eshar Narayan courtyards. The Sundari Courtyards holds in its center a master piece of stone architecture.


Krishna Mandir

Built in the 16th century by late King Siddhi Narsingh Malla, this temple is made of pure stone. It is a marvelous structure constructed completely out of stone, except for the few pinnacles or the spires adjusted out of metal. The carvings on its friezes depict battle scenes from the ancient Hindu epics of South Asia, the Ramayan and the Maha-Varat in particular. Opposite remains the single stone pillar with a Garud sitting on, paying decent homage to Lord Krishna.