Trip Planner Asia  /  Nepal  /  Central Region  /  Bagmati Zone  /  Kathmandu Valley  /  Bhaktapur  /  Religious Sites  /  Dattatreya Temple

Dattatreya Temple, Bhaktapur

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.8/5 based on 50+ 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.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
going to
read all reviews »
  • After 10 minutes of walk from the square, Taumadhi charming streets of the old town we come to Dattatreya Square with światynią of the same name. This is one of the oldest or oldest temple in the Valley of Kathmandu, was founded in the 15th century. Guarded by two athletes and a Garuda on the column in front of the entrance to the temple. Fortunately not suffered during the last earthquake.
    show original
  • Londoner: My trip to Nepal included a number of visits to Temples and sites of special historical interest. Dattatreya Temple was one. I wasn't disappointed with the large Temple as it stood proudly d...  read more »
  • Even if very badly damaged by the earthquake Bhaktapur is absolutely full of wonders and this temple is located in another amazing square in the ancient city. Absolutely worth the 15 minutes walk from...  read more »
Nearby Attractions
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 2​h
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 2​h
Visit for 3​h
Visit for 3​h 30​m