Connected to 5 kilometers south-east of Kathmandu Valley by Bagmati River, 459 hectares of Patan is bounded by four stupas built by Emperor Ashoka in the third century in recorded history. Patan is also called Lalitpur. There are several legends attached to the origin of the term, Lalitpur. Legend has it that in ancient times as Kathmandu was involved in a severe drought and three people were assigned to call God of Kamaru Machhendranath Kamachhya Red, a place in Assam, India, in the valley of the rains. Among the three people you were a farmer named Lalit he believes have contributed more. When the rain finally poured into the valley, people as a sign of gratitude Sanskritized the valley after his name and municipality "pur" means the term and was finally named as Lalitpur. Another story says that the valley was named after King Yalamber. The people refer to as Yala Patan Patan. History has it that Patan was founded in the third century of the Kirat dynasty and later was modeled to perfection by Lichhavis in the sixth century Malla dynasty followed. Today Lalitpur sub metropolitan city has been classified into 22 rooms. This
Temple of Krishna
city presents a potpourri of the finest traditional crafts and artistic heritage. Patan Durbar Square, Mahaboudha temple, the temple Kumbeshwor, the temple of Krishna Temple, Hiranya Varna Gold or Mahavihar, Mulchowk, Jagat Narayan Temple, Big Bell, Pillar of Yognarendra Malla, Hari Shanker temple, Vishwanath temple, Bhimsen temple, Marga Hiti, Mani Mandap, Café Pagoda, Rato Machhendra Temple Minnath, Rudra Varna Mahavihar etc are prime attractions of Patan.