Christy and John's Travels travel blog

Women Filling up At Communal Water Taps


Boys Relaxing on Temple Steps

Took a taxi to nearby Patan, also a world heritage sight and also a collection of former palaces, temples and buildings mostly dating from the 16th century. While this was the third "Durbar square" we've visited in Nepal (Baktapur and Kathmandu were the others), Patan's carving and focus on preservation was the most impressive. The intricate carvings, mostly Hindu-influenced, reminded us of the images we saw in stone at Angkor Wat. Also stopped at the Patan museum, housed in the former palace, which has a collection and display of Buddhist and Hindu art to rival the best we've seen in the Asian art museums and wings of major museums in the US.

Last stop was to the part of town that is home to many Tibetan refugees and famous for hand-woven Tibetan carpets. Happily we found a beautiful carpet (never mind being homeless) that we are still sorting out how to get back to SF.

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