See the attractions and sites that make this city known as the city of fine arts. Using the main bridge from Kathmandu, you can enter the city of Patan. You will learn much of the history, heritage and enjoy the local culture on this tour.
Patan City has Buddhist monuments and Hindu temples with fine bronze gateways, guardian deities and wonderful carvings. The King Siddhi Narsingh Malla built Krishna Mandir, which is one of the grandeur of the Square, in 1637. The entire temple is constructed from stone.
Numerous other temples with widely diverse styles, as well as many Buddhist monasteries, are scattered around this fascinating town. After centuries of being eclipsed, Sher Shah Suri returned the city to its former glory and established the present Patan in the 16th century. There is the Central patio, which is lit by oil lamps, and the dancers wear impressive complicated costumes with antique masks.
Patan Durbar Square is a concentrated mass of temples, certainly the most visually stunning display of Newari architecture to be seen in Nepal. Golden Temple, which is the unique Buddhist Monastery, was founded in the 12th century and is a large rectangular building with three roofs and a copper gilded facade with the images of Buddha and Avalokitesvara.
Patan is the oldest of the three ancient cities of the Kathmandu Valley, which once ruled by the Mallas. Patan is still populated mostly by Newars, two-thirds of them being Buddhist.
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