On our last full day in Kathmandu, we admired the art and architecture in Patan, an ancient city that is now a suburb of Kathmandu. The Patan Museum, housed in a former palace, was a beautiful oasis filled with statues that illustrated the fine metal working skills of the area. A great spot to experience the spiritual influences of Bhuddism and Hinduism that are part of the everyday fabric of the Nepalese people. An internal courtyard was a relaxing spot for a cappuccino.

We then wandered around Durbar Square and came upon the Rudra Varna Mahavihar or the Golden Temple, a Bhuddist monastery established in the 14th century. A temple covered in gold metal with exquisite details. Many devotees visited while we were there and lit yak wax candles and prayed. We did too as it seemed the right thing to do.

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