Historically known by its Sanskrit name Lalitpur (City of Beauty) and its Newari name, Yala, Patan is one of three royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley, located on the southern side of the Bagmati River and about half a mile south of Kathmandu. Patan’s Durbar Square is filled with temples – over 600 stupas and 185 ‘bahals’ (‘vihara’ monastery with open courtyard) are scattered throughout, including dozens of Buddhist and Hindu temples, and over 1200 monuments. Known for its rich tradition of arts and handicrafts, Patan is an ideal destination for connoisseurs of fine arts – wood and stone carvings, metal statues, ornate architecture, and is the birthplace of master craftsmen and artists such as Arniko and Kuber Singh Shakya. Visit Sundari Chowk for exquisite woodcarvings, stone and metal sculptures. Patan Dubar Square and the backdrop of the Himalayas at a distance, make for an amazing scene.


  • Heritage


  • Durbar Square
  • Hindu and Buddhist Temples
  • Fine Arts

Places to Stay

Kulturelles Highlight einer individuellen Nepal Reise: Durbar Square in Patan
Cafe Swotha

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Positioned 20-mins from Tribhuvan Intl Airport, a stone�s throw from Durbar Square and nearby attractions like NORVIC Hospital, Self-Awakening Center and Siddhartha Art Gallery, Traditional Homes Swotha is a charming B&B in the heart of medieval Patan.

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