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Kathmandu, Nepal

Patan Durbar square is located in Lalitpur and it is one of the three UNESCO world heritage site located in Kathmadu Valley. One of its attractions is the ancient royal palace where the Malla Kings of Lalitpur resided. The Durbar Square is a marvel of Newa architecture. The Square floor is tiled with red bricks. There are many temples and idols in the area. The Square also holds old Newari residential houses. There are various other temples and structures in and around Patan Durbar Square built by the Newa People.

Main attractions
Krishna Mandir: The temple was built in 1637 by King Siddhinarasimh Malla. It is said that one night the King saw the LordKrishna and his consort Srimati Radha standing in front of the royal palace. He ordered a temple to be built on the same spot. It is built in the Shikhara style imported from India although it is unique in its own way. The stone carvings along the bean above the first and second floor pillar are most notable. The first floor pillar carvings narrate the events of the Mahabharata, while on the second floor there are visual carvings from Ramayana.

Bhimsen Temple: Bhimsen temple was built by Srinivasa Malla in 1680. It is renowned for its three interconnected golden windows

Vishwanath Temple: This temple is dedicated to god Shiva. It was built in 1627 during the reign of Siddhinarasimha Malla. The roof supports are decorated with erotic carvings similar to imagery widespread in Shiva temples in India. The temple is guarded by two stone elephants in the front entrance.

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