TRAV E LL E R ‘ S CHOIC E : P A T A N M U S E U M , N E P A L – TAASA Review June 2011


This article was originally found in the June 2011 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 20, Issue 2, Page 26).

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Ann Proctor T he Patan Museum, located in the heart of Darbar Square in Patan in the Kathmandu Valley, is one of those rare places that delights on many levels.

The distinctive traditional brick and wooden architecture is impressive, the collection has been stunningly installed, the educational wall texts are excellent and the gardens and courtyards provide a haven from the dusty, noisy streets outside. Courtyard of the Patan Museum, Nepal.

Photo: Ann Proctor The Museum opened in 1997 and is housed in a sensitively restored Malla palace dating to 1734...