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This beautiful pagoda temple dates from the 14th century and is distinctive for its bright golden color.
North of Durbar Square, Patan (Lalitpur), Nepal
+91 88002 37808
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

This is a temple complex located in the bhaktapur darbar square. Which has the entry gold plated and the temple some is gold plated . Even though during the earthquake which hit the premises badly but the most of the structures are still standing and...More

Thank Hitesh R
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

I have visited the Golden Temple many times. Words can't really express the feeling you have sitting inside looking just looking at the statues and hearing the sounds of the bells and chanting. The Temple goes back to 11th Century. There is a child Priest...More

Thank Colint323
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Small but mighty little jem. We stumbled upon this place by accident. What a joy! If you get there this month, the head priest is only 9 yr.s old! He ran into us playing tag with his friends in the temple! He also has a...More

1  Thank Erudite_journey
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Hiranyabarna mahabihar is the best visiting destination in Patan city. the temple offers the very ancient creation in the historical architechtorsand monuments. as went there i found trinquilities of culture. I experienced the best visit.

1  Thank Jaya N B
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Architecture is amazing. Once you have entered the gate its totally different ambiance inside.like the other buildings you will be drawn into how the Curvings was done, the craftsmanship is really one of a kind. Lucky to have witness one heritage site showcasing how artistic...More

Thank Madonnalyn T
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Don't miss this. Really beautiful small place to visit and only RS 50 to enter. Close to Durbar Square

Thank TimBLeeds
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Temple is a few minutes walk from durbar square and is comfortable on a pleasant day. There is a great following among the locals.

Thank nik_0107
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We hard really good time visiting here. The finest metal craft which inspire me lots and will definitely back again when i come to Nepal.

Thank loo c
Reviewed 17 May 2017

As part of our tour in Patan my friend and I visited the Dubar Square on April 4, 2017.Situated to the north of the Durbar Square is a Buddhist monastery, popularly known as the Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar). It got this name because of...More

Thank Aury D
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Golden Temple is worth visiting. Carving and statue art and Architecture is Unparalleled .every Murti is great .OLD is GOLD. say WOW

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