Patan Durbar Square

Patan Durbar Square featuring a temple or place of worship

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One of the most enchanting collections of religious monuments in Nepal is a beautiful square filled with palaces, temples, shrines and sculptures.

Patan Durbar Square is a wondrous display of Newari architecture and one of Nepal’s most visually impressive public spaces. Visit ancient temples, spot magnificent artwork, watch pilgrims lay offerings at shrines and be part of colorful festivals.

Patan Durbar Square is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is set in the heart of the ancient city of Lalitpur. It is of great religious importance to both Buddhists and Hindus.

Spend some time visiting the beautiful temple buildings that fill the square. Go to the elaborate three-tiered Krishna Mandir, decorated with carvings of the mythological war of Mahabharata. Examine sculptures of the elephant god Ganesh at the Vishwanath Temple and admire the golden balcony of the Bhimsen Temple. Visit Sundari Chowk, a sunken courtyard decorated with intricate woodwork.

On the east side of the square is the imposing Royal Palace. Step inside the ancient complex to explore its three main courtyards, temples and religious shrines. Sit on the temple’s steps and listen as the sound of religious music and sacred chants punctuate the air.

Browse the exhibition of Asian art at the Patan Museum. See sculptures of Hindu and Buddhist deities and the 17th-century royal throne of the kings of Patan.

A constant hive of activity, the square is even livelier during religious festivals and celebrations. Watch women dressed in red, sing and dance to commemorate the life of Lord Shiva and Parvati at the post-monsoon Teej Festival. Join pilgrims at Krishna Mandir in May for the Buddha Jayanti Festival, which honors the birth of Siddhartha Buddha.

Patan Durbar Square marks the historical heart of Lalitpur and is easily accessible on foot from all parts of the city. If you are coming from Kathmandu, ride in a taxi or catch a bus from Ratna Park to the city’s main gateway.

There is an admission fee to enter the square, which is payable at the city’s gateways. An additional fee is applicable for the Patan Museum. Many of the square’s sights are active places of worship, so visitors are reminded to be respectful and dress appropriately.

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