The ancient village came into existence as early in the 7th century. It used to be an autonomous province in Kathmandu Valley. Regardless of the rapid changes in lifestyle of the urban population and the globalized way of living, the Bungamati locals have remained untouched by modern waves and are living the life that they know best--simply rural-- from the past several centuries. 
There is regular micro bus service from Patan.
Karyabinayak, one of four popular Ganesh temples in the valley, lies on the north of the town at walking distance.
One of the great thing that you shouldn't miss are Machhindra Nath Temple and Bhairav Temple located at Machhindra Bahal. People in Bungamati feel proud to save their culture. Typical Newari dress,living style as well old cultural houses.
This place is very famous for wooden handicrafts. Visit workshop, in the ground floor of almost each home, and look for wooden handicrafts.