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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.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“old palace” (11 reviews)
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Royal Palace Complex | Durbar Marg, Patan (Lalitpur) 44700, Nepal
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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"
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"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"
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"world heritage"
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"earthquake damage"
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"visit this place"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum highlights the royal treasures of the Patan Kingdom, who ruled Nepal once upon a time. Apart from that, it also showcases the culture and history of Nepal.

Thank Malab S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Kathmandu on our way bk from Kumbhu valley and wanted to visit this place after the good reviews posted in Tripadvisor. What catches the eye is the aestetics of the museum (destroyed a bit in the earthquake but being reconstructed at the...More

Thank Shreesha K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is small and well maintained. The collection of religious artifacts, mainly Buddhism and Hinduism, is amazing. The information boards next to the exhibitions are great source of knowledge. There is also a restaurant in the yard of the museum (no wi-fi) and a...More

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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

This is one of the finest museums I have seen . Most of the artefacts and statues date back to the tenth century . The history and philosophy around each artefact is very well explained in English . The various poses of Buddha , the...More

Thank Vipin A
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

The museum is very interesting, in a very understated way. It is simplistic yet very very interesting. Note the details of the artifacts, they are stunning.You have to take your shoes off, as it is an earthen floor. Very unusual. Hint: Use the windows onto...More

Thank Alexander D
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

This museum explains buddhism, hinduism and religious artefacts. When we were there certain parts were under renovation, but the exhibitions had moved around. There is an interesting section on the different metalworking skills that are employed in making statues, masks. It's very worthwhile to have...More

Thank Peter v
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

A lovely small museum in Patan's Durbar Square where excellent wooden and metal artworks are on display and there are views from the top windows over the area.

Thank yns_10
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

I loved seeing the deities and reading the historical overview . What talented and creative artisans. Going up to the second floor on a sketchy staircase was not my favourite activity, although, it was worth seeing the displays. do not purchase anything in the museum...More

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Reviewed 23 March 2018

Beautiful buildings in good condition after the earthquake and some historical details available for those without a guide.

Thank Hadasinu
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

Really impressive place to visit. It is a must for all visitors of the region. Patan is one of the oldest bases of Nepali Empire, with incredible history to share. Sites are being restored by international effort. Worth the visit

Thank Maria S
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