In pictures: Patan durbar square
KATHMANDU has seven world heritage sites and the Patan durbar square is one of the most atmospheric.
Built in the 3rd century by the Kirat dynasty, it is a hub of daily life with anything from tourists to religious pilgrims, jewellery sellers, old men talking and women collecting water visiting throughout the day.
Beyond the people is an incredible backdrop of stupas, gate ways, water conduits, beautiful courtyards and carved doors and windows.
Images by Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com