Patan Durbar Square

Patan Durbar Square is located in the center of Lalitpur district of Nepal. This is one Durbar Square out of the three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley. All are the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The attraction of the Patan Durbar Square is the old royal palace inhabited by the Malla kings of Lalitpur.

Durbar Square is a marvel of Newar architecture of ancient Nepal. The floor of the durbar square was covered with red bricks. There are many traditional temples and unique idols in this area. Still there are also old Newari traditional residential houses in the durbar square area. Patan Durbar Square is the attraction center of both Hindus and Buddhists followers.

The former royal palace complex is the center of Patan’s religious and social life and has a museum with a series of bronze statues and religious objects therefore Patan Durbar Square is a famous tourist destination. Patan Durbar Square was declared a World Heritage Site in 1979. This narrow group of temples is perhaps the most exquisite display of Newari architecture found in Nepal.

The Krishna Temple was built in 1637 by Siddhi Narasimha Malla, who had dreamed of an incarnation of Vishnu and his wife Krishna and Radha appearing in front of his palace and built a temple on the same site.