Patan Dhoka

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Namaste! A warm welcome to you in Patan Dhoka. Listed by UNESCO as one of the world heritage sites, Patan Dhoka is an ancient landmark of Lalitpur district. It is located about 4 km South from the Bagmati bridge that connects Kathmandu and Lalitpur districts. 100 meters to the South of Patan Dhoka lies the historic site, Pimbahal. It is as old as 700 years. One of the main features of Pimbahal is its 14th Century pond that is worth visiting while you are here.

You are most likely to pass through Patan Dhoka as you decide to explore Lalitpur city. It is worth spending about half an hour to admire the beauty of those paintings on its walls. The murals signify Goddesses believed to protect the city’s inhabitants.

Patan Dhoka is said to have been built during the Malla dynasty. Pictures from the 20th Century of this gate suggest that it has been remodeled and rekindled several times. The gate as we see it today, was renovated after the disastrous earthquake of 1878 A.D.

 

Moving on, there are several attractions in and around Patan Dhoka and Pimbahal, which includes Kothu Lachhi Ganesh Temple, Chilangha (Ashok Stupa), Jalamandal pond and Chandeshwori.Temple. To the North of Pimbahal Pokhari is a beautiful temple of Goddess Chandeshwori. We will see you there.

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