Pahan Chhen is located right outside the premises of the UNESCO enlisted Patan Durbar Square (Ancient royal palace of Patan) followed by many other historical monuments. In-fact, Patan has so much more to offer, there are probably enough artifacts to keep most historians happy for a full day. Here are some of the must see nearby places which are just walking distance from Pahan Chhen.
Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square is one of the nearby places among many other monuments in Patan. It was constructed during the Malla period (14th to 18th centuries), during the reign of King Siddhinarsingh Malla (1619–60). You can also visit the museum inside the durbar square which specializes in ancient bronze statues and religious objects. It is considered as one of the best museums in Asia.
Krishna Mandir Temple
Krishna Temple in Patan Durbar Square is considered as one of the finest stone monument. The temple is entirely built with stone and does not contain wood or bronze for any kind of support. It is also known that the entire temple was built with one stone alone. The temple was established in 1637 AD by King Siddhi Narsimha Malla of Patan.
Bhimsen Temple is the one of the temples inside the Patan Durbar Square and is situated at the Northern end of the square. This temple is mainly dedicated to Bhimsen, one of the five Pandavas of Mahabharata who is also regarded as the god of trade and business and is mainly known for his strength and bravery. It was built by King Shree Nivas Malla of Patan in the 18th century.
Hiranya Varna Mahavihar
Hiranya Varna Mahavihar also known as The Golden Temple is a Newari Buddhist monastery. It is perhaps the second most popular attraction in Patan after Patan Durbar Square. Most of the temple is actually polished gilt copper which gives it a golden shine. A combination of impressive architecture and intricate ornaments makes Golden Temple local’s’ favorite place of worship
Kumbheshwor Temple is located a few minutes walk north from the main durbar square. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is a five storeyed temple with fine woodcarvings. It is said to have existed from 1391, when it was completed by King Jayasthiti Malla, making it the oldest existing temple in Patan.
Mahaboudha Temple is a small terracotta temple featuring a tower with several hundred Buddha images carved into its bricks. It is often called the “temple of thousand Buddhas”. Near to the Uku Bahal monastery, this temple is indeed a masterpiece of the traditional craftsmen of Patan. The temple is often called “the temple of a thousand Buddhas”.