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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Historic Site
“Patan Durbar Square is situated at the center of the city of Lalitpur in Nepal. It is one of the three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. One of its attraction is the ancient royal palace where the Malla Kings of Lalitpur resided. The Durbar Square is a marvel of Newar architecture. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Museum
“One of the best curated art history museum in South Asia. Step in to explore arts, culture, and iconography.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Temple
“Hiranya Varna Mahavihar (12th Century) is an important Buddhist temple in Nepal. There’s a golden roof and artifacts. The Golden Temple is especially nice in the early morning during prayer times, and on full moon nights.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Boarding House
“500 years old Terracotta temple, also known as Nine Thousand Buddha Temple.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Food
“More than a 100 years old, this family-run restaurant near Patan Durbar Square is a local favourite. If you want to try authentic Newari food, this is the place to go. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“It feels a bit "plastic-y". We much prefer to encourage local businesses but sometimes big supermarket are handy... You will find lots of things from food to hardware. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Book Store
“If you are around the Sanepa/Jhamsikhel area, go to Café Soma for breakfast or lunch. Good burgers and sandwiches, soups, salads, Panini, fresh juice, original teas, homemade cakes etc... Soma is also a good spot to work on the computer as it provides customers with a reliable wifi connection. Closes at 7pm.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
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“Authentic Newari cuisine at a reasonable price. Plus it's running for a good cause, empowering women. so it's a win win.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Sublocality Level 1
“This historical entrance marks the starting point of Patan. From here, you can walk towards Patan Durbar Square, past classic alleys, curio shops and experience the Newari lifestyle.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A nice old Rana villa transformed into a restaurant. It is relatively hidden from the outside but once you enter, you discover a beautiful courtyard with comfortable seats, good food and cocktails. Entrance is on the left of Patan Dokha.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Newest Shopping mall with movie hall, restaurant, clothing stores & electronic stores.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Zoo
“Only Zoo in Kathmandu Valley. Visit there to observe Various flora and fauna closely”
  • 7 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Moksh Live has great jazz and rock-n-roll music on Tuesdays and the weekends. Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory is located in the premises.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“With a breathtaking view of Patan Durbar Square, one of the UNESCO world heritage sites, from their terrace you can enjoy good food and good coffee. They even serve breakfast as early as 7 in the morning.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“In Ekantakuna, 100 meters on the right of the huge tree. Piano B is a busy Italian Bistro set up by the friendly Bubu- Real Italian quality food: Antipasti, homemade pasta, Arrancini, Prosciutto, imported Italian cheese… Very good wines to accompany your meal- Price are on the upper scale but still really ok for the quality. Closed on Sundays.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bed & Breakfast
“Café Swotha is is a great spot for breakfast, lunch and dinner at our doorstep! Fresh food, a revolving black board menu, small outdoor area, good wifi and very sweet and dedicated staff. The menu is mainly western but there’s also a very good Daal Bhat (Nepali Thali). ”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Food
“More than a 100 years old, this family-run restaurant near Patan Durbar Square is a local favourite. If you want to try authentic Newari food, this is the place to go. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“Authentic Newari cuisine at a reasonable price. Plus it's running for a good cause, empowering women. so it's a win win.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A nice old Rana villa transformed into a restaurant. It is relatively hidden from the outside but once you enter, you discover a beautiful courtyard with comfortable seats, good food and cocktails. Entrance is on the left of Patan Dokha.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Moksh Live has great jazz and rock-n-roll music on Tuesdays and the weekends. Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory is located in the premises.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“With a breathtaking view of Patan Durbar Square, one of the UNESCO world heritage sites, from their terrace you can enjoy good food and good coffee. They even serve breakfast as early as 7 in the morning.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“In Ekantakuna, 100 meters on the right of the huge tree. Piano B is a busy Italian Bistro set up by the friendly Bubu- Real Italian quality food: Antipasti, homemade pasta, Arrancini, Prosciutto, imported Italian cheese… Very good wines to accompany your meal- Price are on the upper scale but still really ok for the quality. Closed on Sundays.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Lot of young Nepalis and expats gather in this bar/restaurant in the weekends. Music most weekends.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Cafe
“We love this little Japanese restaurant set in Restaurant road, Jhamsikhel. Dan Ran has a friendly green garden and serves tasty Japanese home cooking. The sushi here are not the greatest (for best sushi, be sure to go to Kotesu in Lazimpat, inside the Ambassador Hotel) but the bento boxes for lunch are great! ”
  • 1 local recommends

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