The surroundings of Patan is filled with ancient newari architecture with all the houses around too giving an antique and unique architectural look.
The main attractions of Patan Durbar Square or the places to visit around Patan are:
1) Krishna Mandir: which is the temple of Lord Krishna(HIndu God). This temple was built in 17th century by then King Siddhi Narshing Malla. This temple can be seen as the busiest and crowded with religious people at the time of Krishna astami.
Krishna Mandir is also compared with sacred Mount Meru, which is believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva according to Hindu scriptures.
2)Mahabouddha: Little further from Patan Durbar Square lies Mahabouddha, the buddhist temple. This temple is made up of Clay Bricks where many images of Lord Buddha are carved wonderfully . This temple was built in 14th Century and is regarded as the 14th century Nepalese architectural masterpiece .
|A narrow way near Patan that leads towards Banglamukhi (another temple of religious importance)|