I took a half day excursion to Patan from Kathmandu, and the first place I visited was this temple. As its name indicates, the golden building of the temple is photogenic. Foreigner mast pay 50 Rs for entrance.
About Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar)
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This beautiful temple survived the earthquake, when so much damage is around about this relatively intact temple lifts the spirit, all is not lost
This visit provided a useful insight into Hinduism. It was easy to access with plentiful opportunities for photographs.
A must in Patan! the artistry and craftsmanship are world class. AS an artist I took exceptional delight in the beauty of this entire complex. You will not be disappointed!
Golden Temple is the most popular point of attraction in Patan and as a result, the most visited place as well. One may need to ask for direction from the locals, if visiting without a guide. The place itself is really a gem and the...More
This is a temple complex located in the bhaktapur darbar square. Which has the entry gold plated and the temple some is gold plated . Even though during the earthquake which hit the premises badly but the most of the structures are still standing and...More
I have visited the Golden Temple many times. Words can't really express the feeling you have sitting inside looking just looking at the statues and hearing the sounds of the bells and chanting. The Temple goes back to 11th Century. There is a child Priest...More