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Lovely chanting, singing & worshiping at the Golden Temple ~ I was told I was free to explore & even join in if I wished. They ask that you don’t wear leather shoes inside.
If you’re staying nearby I recommend coming a few times as...More
It is basically just one courtyard with some objects in it; it kinda looks like someone made their home into a tourist trap. I would not go out of my way to see it, but it if you are in Patan why not? It is...More
I didn’t know about this place beforehand and only ran into it unexpectedly while exploring the Patan Durbar area. What a great surprise it was. A well maintained (almost pristine) Hindu temple without crowds and hawkers. Very ornate carvings and statutes pepper the whole temple....More
I sat in the Golden Temple at 5:30 am and listened to the sounds of prayer wheels turning, bells ringing and muffled voices of the prayers being said and chanted. It was magical. Not as big as some and tucked into an out of the...More
Hiraṇyavarṇa Mahāvihāra (Nepali: हिरण्यवर्ण महाविहार), also Kwa Bahal (Nepali: क्वबहा:) informally called The Golden Temple with literal meaning "Gold-colored Great Monastery" is a historical vihara (Buddhist monastery) situated in Patan, Nepal. It is known locally as the "Golden Temple" and it is famous for feeding...More
This is a place, that seems quiet when you get there, but you realize that is because you are early. It is quite famous , so sees a lot of traffic by tourists. The carvings are exquisite.
Hint: Go into the detail with your camera....More
Wow. I am so glad I was able to see this temple. the carvings are wonderful as well as the wood work. I loved the interesting use of space - kind of crowded but everywhere you turn you see carvings, metal work, woodwork, and candles...More