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Patan Dhoka - Khumbaya at Kathmandu

Patan Dhoka

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Patan is separated from Kathmandu by the Bagmati River and is the second largest town in the valley. Patan has a long Buddhist history, and the four corners of the city are marked by stupas said to have been erected by the great Buddhist emperor Ashoka around 250BC.

Durbar square is the heart of Patan. From here, four main roads lead to the four Ashoka Stupas. Kathmandu buses stop at Patan Dhoka, 15 mins walk from Patan Durbar square.Nepal’s only zoo is also located at this region. It is at the southwestern of the patan

Patan sights are centered around its Durbar Square but there are several temples located to the south. Few great sights of patan are:

  • Durbar square Patan
    • Bhimsen Temple
    • Manga Hiti
    • Vishwanath Temple
    • Krishna Mandir
    • Jagannarayan Temple
    • King Yoganarendra Malla’s statue
    • Hari Shankar Temple
    • Taleju Bell
    • Krishna Temple
    • Bhai Dega Temple
    • Keshav Narayan Chowk
    • Patan Museum
    • Mul Chowk
      • Bidya Temple
      • Statues of goddess Ganga on a tortoise
      • Statue of goddess Jamuna on a carved makura (mythical crocodile)
      • 5 storey Degutalle Temple
      • Tripled roofed Taleju Temple
    • Sundari Chowk
      • Statues of Hanuma, Ganesh and Vishnu as Narsingha
  • North of Durbar square
    • Golden Temple
    • Kumbeshwar Temple
    • Uma Maheshwar Temple
  • South of Durbar square
    • Bishwakarma Temple
    • Minanth Temple
    • Rato Machhendranath Temple
    • Mahabouddha Temple
  • West of Durbar square
    • Haka Bahal
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