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Patan Museum

Royal Palace Complex | Durbar Marg, Patan (Lalitpur) 44700, Nepal
01-521492
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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“old palace” (11 reviews)
“great cafe” (4 reviews)
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Royal Palace Complex | Durbar Marg, Patan (Lalitpur) 44700, Nepal
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01-521492
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"great collection"
in 5 reviews
"old palace"
in 11 reviews
"great cafe"
in 4 reviews
"ticket price"
in 3 reviews
"kathmandu valley"
in 17 reviews
"on display"
in 5 reviews
"summit hotel"
in 5 reviews
"royal palace"
in 11 reviews
"nepali culture"
in 4 reviews
"malla kings"
in 6 reviews
"two hours"
in 4 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 9 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 9 reviews
"under renovation"
in 3 reviews
"world heritage"
in 3 reviews
"earthquake damage"
in 4 reviews
"visit this place"
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Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

This historic place is in the middle of the city, with many monuments in the main square and smaller ones in the surrounding. A bustling local and traditional spices, fruits and household goods market is adjoining to the square. There are some local spicy food...More

Thank Jyotshna S
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Reviewed September 28, 2017

I read a lot about the Patan Museum being on of the best in Nepal and it was right. I got lost in the beauty of the artifacts and the simple explanation of Buddhism and Hinduism. Being from neither religion, it was very easy for...More

Thank ETW_04
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Reviewed September 25, 2017

Lovely museum in the Royal Palace complex, some displays were outstanding. 'Gardens' contained tent/shelters where men were reassembling and when necessary remaking parts/trim damaged by earthquake which was very interesting. They were very skilled artisans.

Thank Linda B
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Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

If you want to have a glimpse of the rich cultural heritage of Nepal, this is the place to be. More than the museum, the entire area is a living museum despite the on-going restoration of the palace and temples. The design of the Hindu...More

Thank abetv_2020
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Reviewed September 20, 2017

Patan durbar square is 5km (south- est from Kathmandu. Here you can see very beautiful architecture Temples and places.

Thank g3adventure
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Reviewed September 15, 2017

The museum is very informative and speaks for Patan very much. The displays are well explained and there is a sitting arrangement at the top floor from where you can gaze at the full area and relax. The Newar culture is also a big part...More

Thank faysal_06153
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Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

I came with a guide, it was wonderful. You can visit a royal palace and a museum on the square, also a monastery not far

Thank Enzo M
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Reviewed September 13, 2017

Been here after 10 years, not much change still same environment, cleanliness and friendly people around, must visit while in Nepal trip

Thank Roxstha
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Reviewed September 5, 2017

This place is very rich in finding and studying about history. The museum is full of traditional artifacts used or was available during the past. this place is packed with the information for all kind of people like history researcher, study savvy, traveler, archeologist and...More

Thank TriVli
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Reviewed August 24, 2017

we visited the city, and the museum is a must, including the nearby royal buildings recently opened for public visit. The cafe in the museum backyard offers great juices and delicious nepalese food. service was excellent and the place is surrounded by the beautiful palace...More

Thank ditorresm
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