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UNESCO Heritage Sites / Patan Durbar Square
Situated on a little plateau across the river Bagmati River, Patan is only 7.8km southeast of Kathmandu city. This city is considered one of the oldest among the three cities of Kathmandu Valley.
The city was founded in 3rd century by King Veera Dev and has the distinction of being the home of the finest Newari craft. The finest Hindu and Buddhist monuments are scattered around but the most important monuments are in the square or close by.
Other features like the Golden window, the royal bath of Sundaru Chowk, the Taleju Temple, and Keshab Narayan Chowk are worth visiting. Indian Emperor Ashoka the Great erected the four stupas, located in the four cardinal directions.