16 Unique Things to Do in Patan, Nepal

16 Unique Things to Do in Patan, Nepal, Patan, Nepal (B)

It seems that most lists of things to do in Patan, Nepal consist of seeing every temple in the famous Durbar Square, and that’s it. Yes, there are some great temples, but Patan has so much more to offer. I was lucky enough to visit Patan a few times and explore a lot more of this quaint little city to the southeast of Kathmandu. You can easily do a day trip here by taking the bus or a $3.50 taxi ride. I would recommend spending a few days if you have the time. From art studios to archery classes, there’s really so much to do and see. Here’s a few of my favorite things I stumbled upon.

Patan Durbar Square is one of three Durbar Squares in Nepal. Patan is especially famous for its Newari architecture dating back to 1637 which features intricate wood carvings and brick work. I could get lost staring at the details for hours. The area features several important temples and residences, one of which was home to a former king. Now, the area is under heavy construction from the earthquake that hit two years ago. Although some buildings have scaffolding, the progress being made is really amazing to see. You can also watch the rebuilding effort which I found interesting. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 16 Unique Things to Do in Patan, Nepal
Guide Location: Nepal » Patan
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Michelle Della Giovanna
Read it on Author's Website: https://www.fulltimeexplorer.com/patan-lalitpur-jawalakhel-nepal/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Patan Durbar Square
  • Patan Museum
  • Golden Temple
  • Best Archery
  • Seeing Hands Clinic
  • Banglamukhi Temple
  • Local Project Nepal
  • House of Palettes
  • Pimbahal Pond
  • Chandeswari Temple
  • Jawalakhel Handicraft Center
  • Sport Hive
  • Mangal Bazar
  • Labim Mall
  • Central Zoo
  • Yellow House Farmers Market