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This is an historic Buddhist monastery said to be used for coronation ceremonies; many statues and treasures adorn the walls and altars.
Patan (Lalitpur), Nepal
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

This monastery depicts the rich culture of Buddhism. It shows bronze and brass works of Buddha and other icons. It is in Patan.

Thank JoyShurjo
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Colloquially known as Uku Baha, this monastery is an incredible site to reflect on history of Buddhism, Newar society, and brass craftwork in Patan. The oldest Newari document of Kathmandu valley was found in the treasury of this monastery; the palm-leaf document dates back to...More

Thank Jason S
Reviewed 3 June 2017

The temple has great work of bronze and absolutely worth a visit. It has construction going on which obstructs the way.

Thank nik_0107
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Right near the Mahaboudha temple is the Rudravarna Mahavihar. If you ever wondered what it must be like to enter into the storehouse of a master-artist in bronze this will be your dream. I walked through the entry and onto the platform surrounding the courtyard...More

Thank Paul K
Reviewed 28 June 2016

This temple is one of the more elaborate - outside of the golden temple. The bronze work is wonderful - literally crowded with bas relief sculptures and cast bronzes. Look in all the nook and cronies for the best pieces. The Shakyamuni Buddha statue is...More

Thank Kciff
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Built in the Indian style this buddhism temple is undamaged by 2015 earthquake. Not easy to find this shrine. There is a small shrine devoted to Maya Devi, the Buddha's mother.

Thank ENRIC-23
Reviewed 4 March 2016

Smack down in the middle of hustle and bustle of things. Loved that aspect of it. Loved the architecture and details of it.

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Reviewed 30 September 2015

This temple is not on the main street and needs to be searched for in a back alley of Patan. The number and quality of bronze pieces is impressive - some are over the top.

Thank Kciff
Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

Near to patan durbar square, this temple is another beautiful one. This is a Buddhist temple but looks like Hindu temple as it is in pagoda style with few pinnacle in its top.

Thank swopnil-himalayan
Reviewed 8 May 2015

We found this to be a stunning Buddhist temple with plenty of golden ornamentation.Pleasant too because it's off the tourist trail. Observed a monk doing a ritual-very interesting.The doorway into the temple of the Bihar type,led our eyes to an amazing image of a highly...More

1  Thank Andrea2858
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