National Art Museum in the Bhaktapur Durbar Square exhibits stone inscriptions, statues of god and goddesses, the best collection of thangka paintings, and palm-leaf manuscripts dating back to the 11th century. This portion of the palace was built by King Bhupatindra Malla and was converted to a museum in 1960. At the entrance of the museum are two giant stone lion and lioness statues dating back to 1698. Behind the statues are the idols of Vishnu avatar Narasimha and four-armed tantric Hanuman. The ground floor of the museum is the collection of stone inscriptions and idols of various deities. The upper floor is the collection of manuscripts and thangka paintings from the Hindu version. The museum reflects the rich art and craft of the medieval ages. The section of Wooden and Metal Craft museum is kept at the Dattatreya Square. If you are visiting Bhaktapur, a visit to the National Art Museum will be a remarkable one.