Patan Attraction
The ancient city of Patan is situated on the south of Bagmati River and is about 5 kilometers southeast of Kathamndu. The city is full of Hindu Temples and Buddhist monuments with bronze gateways, guardian deities and wonderful carvings. Noted for its craftsmen and metal workers, it is known as the city of artists.



Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square, situated in the heart of the city, is the main tourist attraction. The square is full of ancient palaces, temples, and shrines noted for their exquisite carvings. One can rummage for treasures and souvenirs in the various shops around the squareThe main attractions of the Patan Durabar Square are the ancient Royal palace itself. It consists of three main chowks, or courtyards; the central Mul Chowk, Sundari Chowk and Main Keshab Narayan Chowk. In the northeastern corner of the courtyard is a triple-roofed octagonal tower, Taleju Bhawani Temple, built by King Shree Niwas Malla in 1667. Between the central Mul Chowk and the Main Keshab Narayan Chowk there is temple of Degu Taleju.

Krishna Mandir
Built in the seventeenth century by King Siddhi Narsingh Malla, the temple of Lord Krishna holds a commanding positon in the palace complex of Patan.  It is the only temple in Nepal to have 21 shrines and is completely made of stone. Most of the important scenes from the ancient Hindu epics the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, have been engraved on its friezes.


Mahabouddha
a little further from Patan Durbar Square lies this Buddhist Temple made of clay bricks in which thousands of images of the Lord Buddha are engraved. The Terra-cotta structure is a fourteenth-century Nepalese architectural masterpiece. It was constructed by an architect named Avay Raj.


Hiranya Varna Mahavihar
This three-storey golden pagoda of Lokeshwor (lord Buddha) was built in the 12th century by King Bhaskar Verma. It is located in the courtyard of Kwabahal. Inside the upper storey of the pagoda, placed on a pedestal, are golden images of Lord Buddha and a large prayer wheel. There are a wealth of gemlike carvings on its walls and a complete life history of Buddha in gold relief.


Kumbeshwor
Kumbeshwor temple in patan and Nyatapol temple in Bhaktapur are the only five-storeyed temples in the valley, with the exception of the round five-tiered Pancha Mukhi Hanuman of Kathamndu’s Hanuman Dokha Palace. This temple of lord Shiva was expanded during the reign of  King Jayasthiti Malla but originally constructed in 1392. a fair is held here on the Janai Purnima day in August.


Temples of Machchhendra Nath and Min Nath The Pagoda of Red Machchhendra Nath, also known as Avalokiteshowr and Adinath Lokeshowr, is housed here for six months each year. For the remaining six months, the idol is taken to its shrine in Bungmati. The temple of Min Nath is situated is Tengal, on the way to Tabahal. The temple of Min Nath is thought to be older thatn the temple of Red Machchhendra Nath.

The Zoo The zoo is located in Jawalakhel. In the Zoo, there are many animals, birds, and reptiles, mostly representing the Himalayan Fauna. It is only zoo in Nepal. Inside is a pond built by King Siddhi Narsingh Malla. It is open daily from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 Am.


Jawalakhel Handicraft Center
This carpet factory is managed by Tibetan rufugees and is a place where one can see the entire process of spinning, dying, and weaving Tibetan designed wool carpets. The center also has a well-stocked show room for carpet purchasing.