Patan Durbar Square Day Tour

Duration: 3h
Languages: English
Guru: Suresh
Registered on September 17, 2017

Hello! I am Suresh Bhandari born and grew up in Dhading district of Nepal. I have been working in Travel and Tourism since 2002 initially worked as a porter, guide later on working as Trekking & Tour Operator and did all major trekking in Nepal. I do tackle with if any obstacles in the mountains. After long years working with different guests from different countries, I cultivate good experiences about traveling. I completed a Master’s Degree in English literature. So I like literature, history and cultures. I speak English, Nepali, Hindi, and a few French and Chinese. I have boundless knowledge of the Himalayas, natural diversity, different flora and fauna cultural varieties of the Himalayas. I did all the major trekking routes in Himalayas Nepal like Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, Manaslu, Mustang, Dhaulagiri, Dolpo and many more. I have also visited a few countries like Thailand, Honking, Bhutan, Tibet India. I contribute to the protection and preservation of beautiful nature and culture for future generations. I do focus on Eco-tourism with Eco-friendly practices and a strong belief in improvement in the lives of local people by providing them maximum benefits of tourism. Now I am working tour operator in Sunrise Adventure Trek and I'm also trekking and tour leader of our company. You can meet me in Thamel, Kathmandu or just let me know I will come to meet your place and will enjoy tour. Everyone is welcome to join free walking tour see you in Kathmandu, thank you !

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Tour description

Patan Durbar Square: The Patan Durbar Square complex, located in the center of the city of Patan, houses the residence of the former royal family of Patan. The square and its surroundings are a very fine example of ancient Newari architecture. The palace has three main courtyards, the central one and the oldest one being Mul Chowk. The Krishna Temple, the Bhimsen Temple, the Golden Temple of Hiranya Varna Mahavira and Sundari Chowk mark the architectural excellence of their time. The Sundari Chowk with the sunken bath by Tusha Hiti, contains exquisite sculptures in wood, stone and metal. Patan Durbar Square is also home to a temple of Taleju Bhawani Khumbeshwor Kumbeshwor in Patan and the Nyatapole Temple in Bhaktapur are the only temples in the Valley with five roofs, with the exception of the five-tiered Pancha Mukhi Hanuman of Kathmandu's Hanuman Dhoka Palace. This temple of Lord Shiva was built during the reign of King Jayasiddhi Malla. Later a golden finish was added to it. A religious fair is held here on janai Poornima day in August. Three main chowks The main attraction of Patan Durbar Square is the old Royal Palace. It consists of three main chowk, Sundari Chowk and Mani Keshab Narayan Chowk. At the northeast corner of the Mul Chowk stands the octagonal, three-storied temple of Taleju Bhawani. The Sundari Chowk has at its center a masterpiece of stone carvings known as the Royal bath. Between the center of Mul Chowk and Mani Keshab Naryayan Chowk stands a Degu Taleju temple overlooking the main square. The Rudra Barna Mahavihar Buddhist Monastery complex contains an amazing collection of five images and statues in mental, stone and wood. Many kings in ancient times were crowned in this monastery. Accheshowor Established in the early 6th century to house an idol of Lord Buddha. The Mahavihar was rebuilt not long ago. Red Machhendranath and Minnath Temples The Red Machhendra Nath Temple, built in 1408 AD, is situated in Tabahal. Red Machhendra also known as Avolokiteshwor stays here for six months and another Min Nath temple is situated in Tangal which is supposed to be older than Red Machhendra Nath temple. Hiranya Varna Mahavihar (Golden Temple) This three-storied golden pagoda of Shakyamuni (Lord Buddha) was built in the 21st century by King Bhaskar Verma, it stands in the courtyard of Kwabahal. There are a lot of gems such as beautiful carvings on its walls and paintings depicting a complete life story of the Buddha. Within the upper tents of this pagoda, placed on the pedestal, is the white image of Amoshpash Lokeshwor and a large prayer wheel. MahaBouddha About a 10-minute walk from Patan Dubar Square is this Buddhist temple made of high-quality bricks in which thousands of images of Lord Buddha are engraved. The terracotta structure is one of the 14th century Nepalese architectural masterpieces. Therefore, Patan Day Tour is the best to explore the country's previous cultures and monuments. Note: The itinerary is completely flexible and we can customize travel plans according to your needs, budget and time.

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  • Meeting point:
    Trishakti Marg Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
    Trishakti Marg Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
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How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Ed Single 04 Jul 2023

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Travelled alone - Jul 2023
Suresh was a very knowledgeable guide and spending time with him was certainly an enriching experience.
juan 10 Jun 2023
Mexico City

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2023
Excelente guía, lo recomiendo ampliamente.
Raul 18 May 2023

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Travelled alone - May 2023
Suresh took a lot of care about I learnt and understood the culture and history of Nepal in detail. He came and pick me up near my hotel, and stayed all day long with me, explaining a lot of information and making the tour a great experience. I highly recommend to contact him for visiting and enjoying the city. Thanks a lot Suresh! Regards
Mireia 19 Mar 2023

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Travelled alone - Mar 2023
I enjoyed the tour a lot, it was a long visit with museum included. Patan is so beautifil
Cliff 16 Mar 2023
New York

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Travelled alone - Mar 2023
Suresh gives an energetic and informative tour and accommodates the interests of and personal needs of his tour group. He was very helpful in speaking with locals and obtaining their consent to be photographed.
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