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Dattatreya Temple, Bhaktapur
(4.8/5 based on 55+ reviews on the web)
Supposedly made from a single tree, Dattatreya Temple attracts visitors with its beautiful carvings and interesting architecture, with two Rajput wrestler statues guarding the entrance. Devotees come to worship the Dattatreya, a trinity of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. Look closely at the carvings and notice vivid sexual graphics and erotic decorations carved in the wood and the gilded metal. Entrance to the inside of the temple for non Hindus is forbidden, but souvenir shops and a museum can be found nearby. Put Dattatreya Temple and other Bhaktapur attractions into our Bhaktapur tourist route planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Very good location and the temple itself, and generally square, on which it is located, along with surrounding buildings. One of the oldest temple in Bhaktapur (15th century), according to legend, the amazing wood carving. Strong damage from the last earthquake is not particularly noticeable. Be sure to visit from Durbar square walk 15-20 minutes.
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  • Tatu bar square and walk about 15 minutes towards the North-East from toumadee square located in historic town of Bhaktapur on the outskirts of Kathmandu, nyatapola Temple, this temple is built facing the square. 1427 in seems to be erected, consisting of 3-tier roof trim is. There are people to pray always. Stone pillar in front of the temple was aboard the Golden Garuda statue.
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  • The temple is lovely but we really liked the Peacock windows near it. Facing the temple, walk to its right side. Do not turn on the first street which is at about the middle of the temple, but continu...  more »