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This beautiful pagoda temple dates from the 14th century and is distinctive for its bright golden color.
Kwalakhu Rd | North of Durbar Square, Patan (Lalitpur) 44600, Nepal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

when you learn about the history of the Kathmandu valley and the kingdoms that existed within it - it makes all the visits that more interesting. the Golden temple is very impressive and a great visit

Thank travelsalot45
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Indimama
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank KOVH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the temple not to be missed in old Patan. Better to visit with a guide. The temple as well as it surrounding streets, yards and temples will give you a reply taste of this amazing neighborhood

Thank AnneC1841
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

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

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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank Vipin A
Reviewed 28 April 2018

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

Thank Alexander D
Reviewed 13 April 2018

Hindu temple at the entrance, Bhuddist prayer room up, carvings, metal work, woodwork and of course, burning candles. Worth visiting.

Thank yns_10
Reviewed 27 March 2018

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

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