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.