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“Go early in the morning”

Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar)
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Private Half-Day Tour of Patan From Kathmandu
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Owner description: This beautiful pagoda temple dates from the 14th century and is distinctive for its bright golden color.
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. Look around at the details in the courtyard.
Definitely recommend

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.

Thank yns_10
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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 burning. Loved it

Thank starkman2017
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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 Manoj Shahi, who then took us to a lot of other places we could never have found on our own! Like hidden stupas, nice restaurante, and to the Darbar square, explaining the history behind it all. What a great time!

Thank Maria S
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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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