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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  • July 30, 2017
    On each of my visits to Nepal I starts with the temple d gold 50 Rs Nepalese entry to maintain its State. It is a immense wealth a young priest with an s assistant occupied the temple as well as his family ceremony in the morning: 6 h
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  • July 22, 2017
    Small but mighty little jem. We stumbled upon this place by accident. What a joy! If you get there this month, the head priest is only 9 yr.s old! He ran into us playing tag with his friends in the te...  more »
  • July 13, 2017
    Hiranyabarna mahabihar is the best visiting destination in Patan city. the temple offers the very ancient creation in the historical architechtorsand monuments. as went there i found trinquilities of ...  more »
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  • February 1, 2017
    Very important historical vihara in relation to tibetan buddhism.
  • July 2, 2016
    A mixture of old and modern art can be seen in this bahal. Well preserved by community. Proud to be part of it
  • September 8, 2016
    Rudra Varna Mahavihar is beautiful Budhist monastry ... is in Lalitpur ... the temple is of metallic ... so many metallic good of unique structure are there ...
  • July 26, 2016
    It's an historic place with lots of art.
  • March 20, 2017
    Hindu religious place

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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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