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Mahaboudha Temple

South of Durbar Square, Patan (Lalitpur), Nepal
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In the process of repair, but visiting is OK

We would not have been able to find this without our excellent guide Subash. It is under... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2018
Alexander D
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Kincardine, Canada
Magnificent Buddha Carvings

The temple of Maha Bouddha is a masterpiece of terracotta. Very nice temple. This temple was built... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2017
Asiyah Noemi K
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Pula, Croatia
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A masterpiece of 14th century innovation, this Buddhist temple is made from thousands of clay bricks engraved with breathtaking religious carvings.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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South of Durbar Square, Patan (Lalitpur), Nepal
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

We would not have been able to find this without our excellent guide Subash. It is under construction with massive scaffolds surrounding it. It is very quiet and symbolizes the over 1000 Buddhas encased in this shrine. Now, you may find it difficult to find...More

Thank Alexander D
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Reviewed 14 December 2017

The temple of Maha Bouddha is a masterpiece of terracotta. Very nice temple. This temple was built by Abhaya Raj, a priest of Patan. And it is sometimes referred to as the temple of a million Buddhas because every single brick has a small image...More

Thank Asiyah Noemi K
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Mahaboudha temple was build by team of handicrafts business men around 16th century. It's popular for worshipping thousand Buddha at once so that they need no praying for a year. Beside this beautiful temple of Buddha this whole area is popular for metal handicrafts all...More

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Reviewed 3 June 2017

Good temple to visit though if time permits. A bit of a walk from the durbar square and can be visited while on your way back.

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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Unfortunately, Mahaboudha Temple was damaged by earthquake, but it still very impressive. It is not far from Durbar square, but it is hard to find. People say it was modelled as the temple in Bodh Gaya, and it is really similar to Mahaboudhi Temple, despite...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2017

Mahaboudha temple is a cozy and lively temple not too far from Patan Durbar Square. It has a lovely tower which, unfortunately, is currently covered in scaffolding. There are a number of small but powerful stone sculptures here and there in the courtyard. The people...More

1  Thank Paul K
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

This temple was in an interesting alley and had many intricately carved/sculpted Buddhas along the temple walls as well as a tiny temple that you could enter.

Thank Squisap
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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

A nice temple to walk by and visit while you are in Durban square. Twenty minutes should be enough for the visit

Thank walid m
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Reviewed 25 November 2016

Located about 15 minutes walk southeast of Patan Durbar square, this is a small temple built in terracotta shikara style in 14th cent. having 1000 statues of Buddha. Still under repair after the 2015 earthquake.

Thank Mayur S
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

This is an exceptional temple and one that you really shouldn't miss. It's not one of the biggest ones, but it is very special, with the huge number of Buddha sculptures.

Thank Peregrineri
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