Also known as Lalitpur, Patan Nepal is also known as "paradise of fine arts". There are numerous Buddhist monuments, Hindu temples and fine wood carvings. As the other name Lalitpur suggests Patan Nepal is famous for its panoramic beauty. Patan is also regarded as World Heritage site.
Patan is only 5 km from Kathmandu lying in the Kathmandu valley. The Bagmati River flows by the city. Tourists can reach Kathmandu via air, which has become very convenient nowadays with regular flights from New Delhi, Mumbai, Varanasi, Kolkata, and all the major airports across the world. From India Kathmandu is also accessible via road. Patan in Nepal can be reached via bus or cars.
Some famous places to see in Patan of Nepal include Patan Durbar Square, Krishna, Mandi, Bhimsen temple and the Hiranya Varna Mahabhihar. The temples of the city are very famous. Each temple is unique for its paintings and sculptures. Sundari Chowk contains beautiful wood carvings, stone and metal sculpture. There are some rooftop cafes where tourists can sit and enjoy the tranquility of nature. Some traditional buildings also speak highly of the great architecture of the past. Banglamukhi temple and Kumbeshwor temple are also very famous. The Golden temple, which is a famous Tibetan Buddhist Temple, is surely worth a visit.
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