This attractive, octagonal stone temple completes the ‘front line’ of temples in the square. It has strong architectural similarities to...
Facing the palace is a huge, ancient bell, hanging between two stout pillars, erected by King Vishnu Malla in 1736. Petitioners could...
South of Mul Chowk is the smaller Sundari Chowk, arranged around a superbly carved sunken water tank known as the Tusha Hiti . The chowk...
Si Taleju Restaurant & Bar
A narrow, towering place with four floors, each with a different feel. Best is the top-floor dining room with magical views north across...
Durbar Square information
The ancient Royal Palace of Patan faces on to a magnificent Durbar Square . This concentrated mass of temples is perhaps the most visually stunning display of Newari architecture to be seen in Nepal. Temple construction in the square went into overdrive during the Malla period (14th to 18th centuries), particularly during the reign of King Siddhinarsingh Malla (1619–60).