Patan Durbar Square

Patan Durbar Square, which lies in the heart of Patan, is one of the three durbar squares in the Kathmandu valley. Patan Durbar Square was designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979. To the southern edge of the Patan Durbar Square, is Mangal Bazaar, Patan’s major commercial district.

Patan Durbar Square has an excellent collection of fine pagoda temples, stone statues, water spouts, bronze gateways, images of guardian deities and intricate wood and metal carvings. Patan Durbar Square Complex houses the royal palace of the former royal family of Patan. Patan Durbar Square has three courtyards, namely Mul Chowk, Keshav Narayan Chowk and Sundari Chowk Patan is probably one of the oldest Buddhist City in the world.