Patan Images Gallery { 12 images } Created 16 Jan 2009

Located only five kilometers south of Kathmandu, Patan is one of 3 royal cities in the valley. The others are Kathmandu and Bhaktapur. Patan is a great destination for connoisseurs of fine arts as it is a treasure trove of wood and stone carvings, metal statues, ornate architecture including dozens of Buddhist and Hindu temples, and over a thousand monuments. The city is known for its rich tradition of arts and handicrafts and as the birthplace of master craftsmen and artists. Patan was recently designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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