Stupa and Swastika: A Study on the Planning Principles of Patan Kathmandu Valley

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By Mohan Pant and Shuji Funo

Stupa and Swastika examines urban structures in the city of Patan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Nepal's Kathmandu Valley. The religious architecture and overall design of the city illustrate the connection between Buddhist symbolism and South Asian concepts of urban design in the Indus Valley, and suggest links with Southeast Asia.


Mohan Pant is a Town Planner by profession.

Shuji Funo is a Professor at Shiga Prefectural University, Japan.


Publication Year: 2007
268 pages, 229mm x 153mm
ISBN: 978-9971-69-372-5, Paperback
ISBN: 978-9971-69-374-9, Hardback

NUS Press and Kyoto University Press