As well as two other ancient capitals of the Kathmandu Valley, Patan can offer excellent examples of wood carving. Most of them date back to 17-18 century, some are "younger" as many temples damaged during the earthquake of 1934 had to be restored. There are 55 temples and 136 monasteries in total in Patan, which are traditionally decorated with carvings. So there is something to see. Frequent "heroes" of the decorated beams and rafters - all sorts of demons and multi-handed gods.
One of the palace's doors
From this window kings looked sometimes on their people. The wood is gilded
The gilded wood too. This piece decorates the Golden Doors of the palace
The restored detail of the palace
See also Wood carvings of Bhaktapur