Western Stupa


One of four Ashoka stupas marking the old city limits of Patan. Covered in grass beside the main road at Pulchowk.

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1. Aksheshwar Mahavihar

0.07 MILES

This courtyard-style Buddhist monastery is located behind the grass-covered Western Ashoka Stupa in Pulchowk.

2. Peace Gallery

0.28 MILES

Nepal's decade-long civil war has been marked by a photo exhibition that brings the conflict poignantly to life. Based on the book A People War by Nepali…

3. Pim Bahal Pokhari

0.32 MILES

This large pond is a hidden gem centred around a charming lakeshore pavilion. On the north side is three-tiered Chandeswari Temple built in 1663. Walk…

4. Sulima Square

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Northeast of the Pim Bahal Pokhari is Sulima Sq, a crumbling brick-lined space with a 17th-century Mahadev (Shiva) shrine. On the east side of the square…

5. Zoo


Nepal’s only zoo is in southwestern Patan by the Jawalakhel roundabout. The animals live in better conditions than you might expect and there are always…

7. Golden Temple (Kwa Bahal)

0.55 MILES

This unique Buddhist monastery is just north of Durbar Sq. It was allegedly founded in the 12th century, and it has existed in its current form since 1409…