Durbar (Central) Square
Durbar (Central) Square
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Most towns and cities have a durbar, or central, square. Patan's is comparatively quiet, surrounded by peaceful palace courtyards, shops and pagoda temples.
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podrozniczka60
New Jersey16,031 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Everyone should try to see this heart of Patan at least once in their lifetime. Fascinating and mesmerizing.
Written 2 June 2023
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Film G
New England1,027 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Lots to see: Living Goddess. Temples. More Temples. The Palace. Just walk around and drink in the history and the vibrant city life. Dodge cars and scooters. Watch where you step and be careful of the pigeons.
Written 1 May 2023
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Robin H
9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Solo
After walking into this area (that's not signposted) you will be quickly approached by a ticket tout trying to charge you 1000rp which would be steep if just the museam but includes the square itself 🤨

It's not cordoned or walled off and it's free for anyone looking Asian (or largely reduced if you can't of for Nepali) 🤷‍♂️ refused to pay for this blatant racism and saw pretty much everything I wanted from outside and from the rooftop bars for a fraction of the cost.
Written 25 September 2022
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smvNYC
New York City, NY359 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We found the Patan Durbar square to be truly beautiful, and the museum sections well maintained. As with many attractions in Nepal, it has suffered tremendously from the earthquake, yet much of it has been restored /rebuilt. We visited it with a guide but enough explanations were available throughout the area.
Written 6 August 2022
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regm889
Bangkok, Thailand889 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Very good historical sight a lot of renovation work is ongoing, nice to see a public square where local commune meet, talk and enjoy the sun in this cold weather, touched by locals, many authentic Newari restaurants around - but didn't had time to taste those, love to come again! We need to preserve these places and culture.
Written 21 February 2022
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leon b
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
The square alone is worth the trip!
I went after walking a 13 day trip, village to village to the Annapurna base camp, and i really enjoyed it.
Written 18 February 2022
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peta d
Miami, FL11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
watched the amazing cultural dancing and acting nightly plays put on by the cultural society of Patan Museum. It happened for 7 nights, It was getting cold and could only sit for 3 nights. An amazing experience in an awesome area. filled with history
Written 10 February 2022
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Robert K
32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Friends
One of the three town center in the Kathmandu valley renown for its art and handicrafts. The craftsman is superb. I personally like copper work and find many interesting piece to collect
Written 26 January 2022
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stroller
Bangkok, Thailand19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Friends
A must visit if you come to Kathmandu. The ancient architectures consists of palace and temples for various gods. Shopping is quite enjoyable.
Written 26 January 2022
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Utkrista
Melbourne, Australia216 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Solo
There are many Hindu temples in Patan Durbar Square. Most of them are made of wood and made in Pagoda design.

The architecture is amazing, and most are hand made. The level of detail shows the hard work the woodcarvers have done.

There are many cafes and restaurants around Durbar Square where you can indulge yourself in local Newari cuisine (if you can't eat spicy food, maybe wash it down with some Chhyang - Newari fermented beverage?) or just some cakes and coffees.

I'd recommend you to go there in the evening (dusk) because 1. When the sun is going down, and when they turn the lights on, it feels like Tihar/Diwali/Christmas- just divine; 2. Most locals come out in the evening, so the atmosphere becomes lively as though you're attending some fair or Christmas Carol.

My recommendation is to go there in the evening doesn't mean it's not that great at other times. Maybe go there in the morning and spend the whole day and watch life pass by? You can also check out some alleyways (गल्ली, गली, 胡同) around the Durbar Square. There are many alleyways in Patan.
Written 18 April 2021
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