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Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar)

North of Durbar Square, Patan (Lalitpur), Nepal
+91 88002 37808
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This beautiful pagoda temple dates from the 14th century and is distinctive for its bright golden color.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“golden temple” (43 reviews)
“prayer wheels” (7 reviews)
“durbar square” (19 reviews)
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North of Durbar Square, Patan (Lalitpur), Nepal
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+91 88002 37808
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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

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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
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

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

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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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Reviewed 21 March 2018

What an incredibly beautiful place! It holds hundreds of years of history. At the entrance you have Hindu temple and if you go up you have a beautiful Buddhist praying room. It is worth it for sure. At the entrance we met this great guide...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

This is an amazing temple made of gold! Different then any I saw while on my visit even the architectural style was not typical of Nepal. It’s a must see if you are in the area.

Thank Kayla K
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

This temple was a definitely highlight with beautiful temple architecture with many ornate features, carvings, shrines, statues, animals, images of Buddha meditating, prayer wheels, and such.

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Reviewed 1 February 2018

A visit to this place really worth. Full of ancient architecture and statues makes you feel like you are in different era. Very carefully crafted statues looks like they are living. I really enjoyed visiting this place and Patan town itself.

Thank Nabin D
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

This was a beautiful palace! Amazing architecture! Every intricate detail was jaw dropping! Incredible!

Thank MarwaAgoor
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