Patan Durbar Square – The oldest durbar square in Kathmandu valley

Patan Durbar Square is situated at the centre of the city of Lalitpur in Nepal. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Patan is the oldest of all the three cities of Kathmandu valley. It is best known for its artistic heritage. The city is situated on a plateau across Bagamti River. The city is surrounded by 4 stupas at 4 corners of Patan, one at each corner of its cardinal points and is believed to be built by the Emperor Ashoka. The former royal palace complex is the center of Patan’s religious and social life and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects. There are three main courtyards or chowks in Patan Darbar Square – central Mul Chowk, Sundari Chowk and Keshav Narayan Chowk. The Sundari Chowk holds in its center a masterpiece of stone architecture, the royal bath called Tushahity.

Patan Durbar Square - The big Taleju Bell
Patan Durbar Square – The big Taleju Bell
Patan Durbar Square - Garuda Statue in front of the Krishna Temple
Patan Durbar Square – Garuda Statue in front of the Krishna Temple
Patan Durbar Square - Close up of Garuda
Patan Durbar Square – Close up of Garuda
Around Patan Durbar Square
Around Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square - The Krishna Temple
Patan Durbar Square – The Krishna Temple
Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square - One of the exhibits in the museum
Patan Durbar Square – One of the exhibits in the museum
Patan Durbar Square - One of the exhibits in the museum
Patan Durbar Square – One of the exhibits in the museum
Patan Durbar Square - One of the exhibits in the museum
Patan Durbar Square – One of the exhibits in the museum
Patan Durbar Square - The bath
Patan Durbar Square – The bath
Around Patan Durbar Square
Around Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square
Around Patan Durbar Square
Around Patan Durbar Square
Around Patan Durbar Square
Around Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square - Architecture
Patan Durbar Square – Architecture
Patan Durbar Square - Architecture
Patan Durbar Square – Architecture
Patan Durbar Square - Architecture
Patan Durbar Square – Architecture
Patan Durbar Square - another view
Patan Durbar Square – another view
Patan Durbar Square - Another view
Patan Durbar Square – Another view
Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square

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Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square
Around Patan Durbar Square
Around Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square

The square was heavily damaged in the earthquake of 25 April, 2015.

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