Patan Durbar Square: (World Heritage Site)
Patan is also called Lalitpur, the beautiful city or the center of fine arts and superb craftsmanship. It has more than 55 major temples and 200 courtyards. The most famous and artistic temple is the Krishna Mandir dedicated to Lord Krishna. Major events mentioned in the great Hindu epic called Mahabharat are carved in the stones. This temple is an outstanding masterpiece of Nepalese stone craftsmen. You need to explore some of the hidden sacred shrines such as Mahaboudha popularly known as the temple of thousand Buddha and The golden temple beyond the Durbar Square area to familiarize with the artistic treasure of Patan. If you want see the temple architecture you need to visit the Bhimsen temple and the Kumbheswor temple too. King Bhaskar Varma built this three-storey temple called Hiranya Varna Mahabihar in the 12th century. This is the good example of the architectural masterpiece in Patan. It has the outlook of a Hindu temple but in reality it is the Buddhist shrine. You will find the image of Lord Buddha in it. This is how Nepalese have blended Hinduism and Buddhism to maintain the religious harmony.
If you want to see how Tibetan refugees weave woolen carpets you need to visit the Tibetan Refugee Camp at Jawalakhel where lightheaded youths giggling and singing hand weave carpets. You will have some ideas of the weaving of the famous Tibetan hand knitted carpets.