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Patan Durbar Square is a prehistoric palace courtyard. To let you know, Patan is the name of the city, Durbar means palace and square means courtyard. Talking about this historical site, this site came to existence in 15th century. Furthermore, the royals of the then Malla dynaty built these monuments. This historical site is now a UNESCO world heritage site.

Patan Durbar Square lies in Patan. Patan is a historical city which is as well a constituent city of Kathmandu Valley. This city now is a huge city. However, it is still famous as the home of Newari people and their rich cultural heritage . Furthermore, this city is the city of feast and festival. There remains opportunity to witness random festival while we explore the city. On the other hand, the architecture of the heritage sites and houses are antique. Most of them are pagoda style houses. Saying more, these are brick and wood houses with carvings on them.

Other than monuments and temples, you will see metal workers and carpenters in action. These skilled workers have preserved their skills from the ancestors. Even today, they are famous for their carving and statue making skills which they inherited from their forefathers. Patan Durbar square provides you an insight on the rich prehistoric architecture. Also, customs, cultural heritage and modern day primitive practices.

The design of the city is in the shape of “Wheel of righteousness” also known as Buddhist Dharma Chakra. Historically, culturally, and religiously, Patan Durbar Square is an important site in Nepal. For these unique reasons, this is one of the most happening places in Kathmandu and Nepal.

Now UNESCO world heritage site, Patan Durbar Square is worth spending your time in. It is certain for you to get surprised by the way of life around here. Come join us in the next sight seeing tour to Patan Durbar Square!

trip overview

Trip Code: BT 176 Total Duration: 1 days
Destination: Short Hiking Best Time: All year round
Trip Grade: Easy Group Size: min 2
Max Elevation: 1400 m


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