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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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Patan (Lalitpur), Nepal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

while visitors see the square as history those that live there are just busy living. when you visit remember this is not jus history- this is alive and living - take a moment to look around and notice

Thank travelsalot45
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived at Durbar [Central] Square on Thursday 05/07/18 with my driver & tour guide named Shyam. Some difficulty in finding a parking slot close by on arrival. However after paying my admission fee [Foreigners Rate] NR 1,000 at the ticketing booth I noticed my driver...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

For us it was the best of all the Durbar squares we have seen in Nepal..well preserved and quiet enough to enjoy the outstanding monuments in it! Don't miss it!

Thank elli2584
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Patan Durban square is quite well preserved. It’s a small short walk relatively. You can see the magnificent buildings well preserved . The museum is on the way and worth visiting. Pagan was one of the previous kingdom capital on the valley . A must...More

Thank Ronygr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed Patan Durbar square much more than Kathmandu's. There seem to be more buildings you can go in and look around all while being much less crowded. It is much more relaxed than in Kathmandu and seems cleaner as well.

Thank KOVH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

History in a nutshell. This place has some of the best restored temples in Kathmandu, Nepal and probably the best museum of all places of interest in Kathmandu. One can discover the place on foot but a guide is recommended as they come cheap and...More

Thank Voldemort_1979
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nepal is a beautiful country and is always good to travel in himalaya and also city. durbar square is a historical place. i always love to be in this place when i was free.

Thank Arcadia N
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

The durbar square of Patan is better preserved than the one in Kathmandou center. Patan is quieter and cleaner and you can enjoy a whole day exploring the region. There is also the Patan museum inside the square were they explain the evolution and history...More

Thank Taï W
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Magnificent central square in Patan. A number of structures devoted to different deities, some destroyed by the recent earthquake. But still imposing. Some shops selling beads & other trinkets. A UNESCO heritage site. There is also a wonderful museum.

Thank Sayeed C
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

There are a lot of activities to reconstruct the city after the 2015 earthquake but walking around the city one can appreciate the mystical atmosphere of Patan. Start your walks from the Durbar and get a bit lost to appreciate the many beauties of the...More

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