Patan is situated on the elevated tract of land in Kathmandu valley, in Nepal, on the south side of the Bagmati River, which separates it from the City of Kathmandu on the northern side. Patan is also known as Manigal or Lalitpur. The monument zone of Patan, Durbar Square, is one of the seven monument zone of Kathmandu valley. The seven monument zones were included in the World Heritage List in 1979 as one integrated site.
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