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Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar)

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Address: North of Durbar Square, Patan (Lalitpur), Nepal
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This beautiful pagoda temple dates from the 14th century and is distinctive...

This beautiful pagoda temple dates from the 14th century and is distinctive for its bright golden color.

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3-Hour Private Visit to the Architectural City of Patan
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Patan highlight and highly recommended

We visited this impressive temple whilst undertaking the Patan walking tour. Intricate art work was a major highlight. Take your time-just sit down and let your eyes to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 January 2017
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Vermont
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As a Westerner, I found it interesting to experience many of the temples in Nepal, and thought this was worthwhile. I found the art and sculptures to be interesting. This temple was fairly small and seems like it could use a bit of assistance with the upkeep. There is a small fee to enter.

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São Paulo, SP
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Needs an example of good care. The local could be beautiful, but this poor care.... Like many places in the region. Not only because of the earthquake, which would be perfectly normal, but before certain places were already poorly maintained. I hope the nepal treats the rare jewels they have at their most carefully!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We visited this impressive temple whilst undertaking the Patan walking tour. Intricate art work was a major highlight. Take your time-just sit down and let your eyes to wander. Also walk up the stairs to the 2nd level for a view with a different aspect to the temple.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

An excellent temple to visit with a very modest entrance fee. Be sure to go through both floors of the temple.

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Yavatmal, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

The temple is much bigger from the inside than it seems from the outside, especially given that one enters it through a narrow-ish lane. The tiers make for great viewing from an architectural perspective. The artwork, like everywhere else in Nepal's temples, is intricate and very detailed. It does not take a long time to visit this temple, and since... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

As we looked out from the rooftop terrace of our Golden Temple Guest House on this magnificiant littarly Golden Temple, we couldn't do otherwise then visit the temple. We first even tought we weren't allowed ! It is that much preserved. And ask a somebody to give you a guide through this little treasure

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We happened upon this on our walk to Patan from the Hotel. With two active monasteries, this temple is a hub of activity in the morning. The gates are beautiful and in the morning light the gold color of the temple light up

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Patan (Lalitpur), Nepal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

I normally go to this temple for prayers. This temple is a must visit one as it is rich in art and craft. This place also got a long history with newari culture. Lots of tourist visit this place everyday. This temple is near Patan Durbar Square.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Good ol' heritage site with a long history. It is not a very big site but it is a nice good place to visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Located at a junction in north Patan a short distance from Patan Durbar Square. It is a Newari Buddhist monastery built in 14th cent. with an ornate 3 tiered roof. Most of the temple is actually brass polished to resemble gold. Leather items are not permitted inside. At the entrance are two large brass guardian elephants and riders. In front... More 

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