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Address: South of Durbar Square, Patan (Lalitpur), Nepal

A masterpiece of 14th century innovation, this Buddhist temple is made from...

A masterpiece of 14th century innovation, this Buddhist temple is made from thousands of clay bricks engraved with breathtaking religious carvings.

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Unfortunately, Mahaboudha Temple was damaged by earthquake, but it still very impressive. It is not far from Durbar square, but it is hard to find. People say it was modelled as... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately, Mahaboudha Temple was damaged by earthquake, but it still very impressive. It is not far from Durbar square, but it is hard to find. People say it was modelled as the temple in Bodh Gaya, and it is really similar to Mahaboudhi Temple, despite all renovations and cracks. Must see in Patan.

Thank OlegButenko1974
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Mahaboudha temple is a cozy and lively temple not too far from Patan Durbar Square. It has a lovely tower which, unfortunately, is currently covered in scaffolding. There are a number of small but powerful stone sculptures here and there in the courtyard. The people are very welcoming and I was shown upstairs to a view of what I assume... More 

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Reviewed 22 February 2017

This temple was in an interesting alley and had many intricately carved/sculpted Buddhas along the temple walls as well as a tiny temple that you could enter.

Thank Squisap
Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

A nice temple to walk by and visit while you are in Durban square. Twenty minutes should be enough for the visit

Thank walid m
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Located about 15 minutes walk southeast of Patan Durbar square, this is a small temple built in terracotta shikara style in 14th cent. having 1000 statues of Buddha. Still under repair after the 2015 earthquake.

Thank Mayur S
New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

This is an exceptional temple and one that you really shouldn't miss. It's not one of the biggest ones, but it is very special, with the huge number of Buddha sculptures.

Thank Peregrineri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

One of the masterpiece work on terracotta shikara style Buddhist temple in kathmandu valley that build in 14th century AD. Mahaboudha mean many boudha the temple is completely covered by 1000 one thousand statue of boudha. A group of business men who visited India in14th century and thought to introduce unique terracotta to the people of valley. This temple is... More 

Thank Yogendra R
Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

A relatively small temple, most famous for its 9,999 Buddhas, this temple should be visited. Entrance fee is minimal . and even if it's still being repaired after the 2015 earthquake, it's still a wonder to behold--good for prayer, meditation, artistic appreciation, and photo ops.

Thank moviegeekjn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016

My local friend brought me to this secret temple which is surrounded by buildings. You can see a lot of beautiful buddha sculptures on the wall of the stupa.

Thank 942shinichim
Patan (Lalitpur), Nepal
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Reviewed 1 November 2015

A sight to behold! Even with the scaffolding and repair work, it's definitely a place to take friends. Intricate, historic. There is a very good tea house on one side; I recommend you take a drink to the roof to get a better view of the temple.

Thank Sam C

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