Mangal Bazar, Bustling street in the old town
Mangal Bazar, Bustling street in the old town

Mangal Bazaar is a treat for crowd watching. Located right beside the Patan Durbar Sqaure and lined by streets of vendors selling shoes to gold necklaces, this place offers visitors a perfect getaway for a few hours. You can enter one of many rooftop cafes to get a beautiful view of the square and then step out into the bustling streets to explore temples, monasteries, public watertaps, roadside statues, etc. Towards the west there is the Sundhara and other heritage sites. The east leads you towards the main street of the valley road network.

Central Zoo
Central Zoo

Established as the private zoo by late Prime Minister Juddha Sumsher J.B. Rana in 1932, The Central Zoo is the only zoo in Nepal. The Government of Nepal finally opened the zoo to the public in 1956. The Zoo remained under the management of various Departments of the Government for various years. It was only when the zoo managed to meet the standards when it was handed over to The National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC) in December 1995. The Trust has developed plans and policies to maintain the zoo and improve the living conditions of animals.

Moksha Ayurveda and Panchakarma Center
Moksha Ayurveda and Panchakarma Center

MOKSHA Ayurveda and Panchakarma Centre is a Classical Panchakarma Centre facilitated to experience ‘Journey to blissful health’. They emphasize on the preservation and promotion of health on an individual basis maintaining balance between body, mind and spirit. Their facilities include rejuvenation therapies, quality management, individual counseling, under hygienic environment intending to promote and preserve health awareness

Hiranya Varna Mahavihar
Hiranya Varna Mahavihar

Informally referred to as “The Golden Temple” the Hiranya Varna Mahavihar is a historical Buddhist Monastery in Lalitpur. It is most famous for feeding rats. The complex was built in the 12th century by King Bhaskar Varma. it is also known as Kwa Bahal among the locals.

Ashoka Stupa
Ashoka Stupa

The Ashokan stupas in Patan mark the four corners of the ancient city. They are believed to have been built around 250 A.D. when King Ashoka visited the valley and Buddhism was flourishing.

Patan Museum
Patan Museum

The Patan Museum was inaugurated in 1997 by Late King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah. The museum quadrangle, known as Keshav Narayan Chowk, takes its name from the temple in the center of the main courtyard and is best known for its beautiful facade framing the Golden door and window. This and two adjacent palace courtyards have it long and important history as a palace of the Malla kings of Patan. The Museum’s exhibits cover along span of Nepal’s cultural history and some rare objects are among its treasures.