Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar), Patan (Lalitpur)

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A combination of impressive architecture and intricate ornaments makes Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar) Patan's favorite place of worship. A world in itself, this three-storey golden monastery provides a sanctuary of smells and colors with flowers, incense, and high-quality bronze and silver works. A gilded image of Lord Buddha, guardian lions, and a large prayer wheel are among the site's top curiosities, along with special places to feed rats. Watch worshippers in their rituals among butter lamp offerings and prayer wheels in this serene setting just minutes away from the city center. To visit Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar) and get the most from your holiday in Patan (Lalitpur), create itinerary details personal to you using our Patan (Lalitpur) vacation route planner.
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With its array of palaces and temples, Patan (Lalitpur) cannot be said to live in the shadow of Kathmandu when it comes to places to visit and things to see. However, many more visitors decide to stay in the nearby capital, which offers an extensive range of hotels and guesthouses, particularly in the Thamel area. But Patan (Lalitpur) itself--a little quieter, particularly in the evening--offers a good selection of places to stay, including hotels, hostels, and guesthouses across the central area, close to the main square.
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  • Temple is a few minutes walk from durbar square and is comfortable on a pleasant day. There is a great following among the locals.  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • Very important historical vihara in relation to tibetan buddhism.
  • A mixture of old and modern art can be seen in this bahal. Well preserved by community. Proud to be part of it
  • Rudra Varna Mahavihar is beautiful Budhist monastry ... is in Lalitpur ... the temple is of metallic ... so many metallic good of unique structure are there ...
  • It's an historic place with lots of art.
  • Hindu religious place