Saturday, November 25, 2017

Patan Durbar Square

Thursday, 7 November 2017

Just across the Bagmati River from Kathmandu is Patan. Once an independent city-state, it is now part of the large Kathmandu urban area. Four earthen-mound stupas defining the ancient boundaries of Patan (north, south, east, west) were supposed to have been built by the emperor Ashoka (of Indian fame) in the 4th century BCE.

Patan's Durbar Square was heavily damaged by the 2015 earthquake, and repairs are on-going.

Part of the Patan palace is a very good museum. We needed more time than the 30 minutes allotted to really take in the collection.
A tower in the Mul Chowk in the palace.
A sunken water tank and spout in the Sundari Chowk in the palace.

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