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Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar)

North of Durbar Square, Patan (Lalitpur), Nepal
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This beautiful pagoda temple dates from the 14th century and is distinctive for its bright golden color.
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North of Durbar Square, Patan (Lalitpur), Nepal

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of my favourite temples in Nepal. There is so much to see in such a small space and I could easily spend hours watching the people and the birds going about their daily rituals. A visit in the very early morning is...More

Thank Helen J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely small temple with many golden statues and a shrine. It costs just 50 R and is nice to visit, if you are near this area.

Thank Marsi M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is easy to find since it is very close to Patan Durbar. The gold color of the temple is astonishing, yet the details or its ornaments are very complicated and pretty. You will find the worshippers come and pray, they roll the praying...More

Thank anricia
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

I took a half day excursion to Patan from Kathmandu, and the first place I visited was this temple. As its name indicates, the golden building of the temple is photogenic. Foreigner mast pay 50 Rs for entrance.

Thank Kimitaka S
Reviewed 12 November 2017

This beautiful temple survived the earthquake, when so much damage is around about this relatively intact temple lifts the spirit, all is not lost

Thank Wirralwanderer_12
Reviewed 26 October 2017

This visit provided a useful insight into Hinduism. It was easy to access with plentiful opportunities for photographs.

Thank Ardfernbob
Reviewed 20 October 2017

A must in Patan! the artistry and craftsmanship are world class. AS an artist I took exceptional delight in the beauty of this entire complex. You will not be disappointed!

Thank Stan M
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

This is a "must visit" whilst in Patan. Beautiful temple with some even more beautiful statues. There are a few guides there that show you around for $5 (for a 5 minute tour).. I wouldn't take one.. You can just as easily read up on...More

Thank Sybren G
Reviewed 15 October 2017

This temple was beautyful, inside are ewerywhere ewerithings gold gold .you will need visited this place

Thank tomas s
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Golden Temple is the most popular point of attraction in Patan and as a result, the most visited place as well. One may need to ask for direction from the locals, if visiting without a guide. The place itself is really a gem and the...More

Thank faysal_06153
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