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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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US$ 75.00*
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4-Hour Swayambhunath and Patan Durbar Square Tour in 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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US$ 100.00*
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City tour of Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar Square

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Very interesting about the history

A must if you visit Kathmandu as it will give you various insights about Culture and the history of the people.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 October 2016
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Shenzhen, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

A must if you visit Kathmandu as it will give you various insights about Culture and the history of the people.

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bkk
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I was visit Patan in 2008. Everything was nice and beautiful. However, after the earthquake, many high ancient building which are landmarks were destroyed from earthquake. Staff didn't notice us and charge for full price $US 10. At least, they should notice the tourist about change from earthquake. I was disappoint for service that they gave.

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Mai Khao
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

When we visited there, we each paid 1,000 rupees for the entrance but nobody said the museum was closed due to festival. The local guides doing business there said the sacrifice would take place after 2 pm but we waited until 3.30 pm but nothing happened. Then, we asked around including the tour police who said after 2 pm but... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Worth a short visit especially the upstairs gallery covering different incarnations if the Buddha. So good that as a museum it is being protected amidst the destruction. Shame about the cafe. Trying to cater for Western tourists with bland date.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Patan Museum is one of the best kept museums in the country. Amongst the hustle and bustle of Patan Durbar Square lies this quaint museum that offers a glimpse into the past of the magnificent city of Patan.

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Thank Avash N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I could have spent a couple of days in the museum. Despite the earthquake doing its worst the museum staff and their colleagues have renovated the museum to the point where you feel it's complete again. The permanent exhibitions were thought provoking and inciteful for a non Hindu like me but even more so juxtaposed to the Dalit photography exhibition... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

It's a great place to visit and not crowded with tourists. You will get to know the different types of Buddhas, their hand poses with their corresponding meaning. Some parts of the place is currently under renovation and restoration but they don't hinder you from enjoying the displays. Also, there's a restaurant in the garden area of the museum and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Situated within the buildings of Patan's Durbah Square, the Patan Museum is noteworthy for both its great, and superbly documented, displays of historic Nepali religious art, and it's location allowing access to the corridors and balconies of the central Durbah palace. And it's included within the ticket price to enter the Durbah area! Not to be missed!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Definitely a must see in Kathmandu. The king's throne and the many statues are a great intro to the areas history. There was also a nice photo exhibit on the dalits that was very informative.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent!!! This is an authentic , beautifully maintained and developed space full of amazing artefacts and artworks. Restful and peaceful to visit. Simply beautiful.

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