Patan & Patan Durbar Square

by Julia Laporte January. 26, 2019 328 views

Historically, the Kathmandu Valley encompassed three separate kingdoms; Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan (also known as Lalitpur). These cities have grown together and presently form one mega city. Each of these three entities boasts its own Durbar Square (meaning royal square); all of them a tribute to the local history and magnificent architecture.

Unfortunately, the big earthquake in 2015 and its aftershocks have damaged some of the temples. Although they are in the process of being reconstructed with great care, this will take time. Nevertheless, each Durbar Square is still a sight to behold that never ceases to amaze me.

Patan

Patan

Patan Durbar Square

Patan Durbar Square

My husband (in the blue shirt) walking down Patan Durbar Square

My husband (in the blue shirt) walking down Patan Durbar Square

Patan Durbar Square

Patan Durbar Square

Patan Royal Palace

Patan Royal Palace

Patan Royal Palace

Patan Royal Palace

Patan Durbar Square

Patan Durbar Square

Patan Durbar Square

Patan Durbar Square

Patan

Patan

My husband and our local guide walking down a street in Patan

My husband and our local guide walking down a street in Patan

Golden Temple, Patan

Golden Temple, Patan

Golden Temple, Patan

Golden Temple, Patan

Golden Temple, Patan

Golden Temple, Patan

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Greg Blaney 2 years, 3 months ago

Wow, beautiful shots. Katmandu is so different that were I come from. The older sections are mesmerizing

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Julia Laporte Replied to Greg Blaney 2 years, 3 months ago

Thanks, Greg. It definitely is a beautiful world of its own.

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