Patan, Lalitpur Metropolitan City, is a one of the largest cities in and is located just across the Bagmati river from . Confusingly, it is also known as Lalitpur, both names deriving from the Sanskrit "Lalitapattan".

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, also called Bhimsen Tower, was a nine-storey, 61.88-metre-tall tower at the centre of Sundhara in . is situated 2½ km north of Patan. Photo: calflier001, CC BY-SA 2.0.

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The World Food Programme is the food-assistance branch of the and the world's largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security. Photo: Kaga tau, CC BY-SA 4.0.

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is situated at the centre of the city of Lalitpur in . Photo: Bikrampratapsingh, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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is a town in the of , 5 km southwest of on a rocky hill between 1,300-1,500 m in elevation. is situated 4 km west of Patan. Photo: Etter Studio, CC BY 2.0.

Kathmandu Durbar Square in front of the old royal palace of the former Kathmandu Kingdom is one of three Durbar (royal palace) Squares in the in Nepal, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. is situated 3 km north of Patan. Photo: Gerd Eichmann, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is a village in Kathmandu District in the Bagmati Zone of central and part of Municipality. is situated 2½ km southwest of Patan.


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