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

(4.6/5 based on 190 reviews on the web)
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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  • The Golden Temple is a few steps from Patan Durbar Square but it's in good condition and worth a walk through. There are many lovely bronze statues inside and you can take your time looking at them cl...  more »
  • The Golden Temple is beautiful and a must see. It's astonishing how it was not effected by the earthquake as some of the surrounding temple were. You pay a fee to enter but be aware that there are Nep...  more »
  • As a Westerner, I found it interesting to experience many of the temples in Nepal, and thought this was worthwhile. I found the art and sculptures to be interesting. This temple was fairly small and s...  more »
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  • Wow ! What a fantastic paranomic or cyclonic pictures added here n there for which the uploaders are thankable. But do plz flag as spam for the wrongly placed photos here, eg. the golden shikh temple of punjab.
  • One of the most beautiful temple in whole Kathmandu valley. Also the best place to relax and have some peace of mind. If possible visit here early morning at 4am, you will just make a time slip to another era.
  • A must visit site when you go to Lalitpur area. One of the most maintained heritage site. They have managed to keep the hundreds of years old tradition almost the same when it comes to carrying out the temple rituals.
  • A place where god still shows its powers. If anything is not according to the rule, it is reflected in someway. Have heard, its a place where mouse chase the cats. One of the holy Buddhist monasteries and the most reputed among the Shakya Clan of Patan area.
  • Hiranya Varna Mahavihar, a golden color metallic covered Buddhist temple ... it is the biggest one in the premises ...