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

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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar) and many more Patan (Lalitpur) attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Patan (Lalitpur) itinerary planning tool .
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  • The entrance is small and simple, so you don't have to take it. Only the sign of the warning even if entering the gate. Further through the gate, there is a temple covered with gold donated by a loyal believer. The Golden Temple is a place where history and faith drift away from the smoked of money, not money. I want to be careful about shoes. Leather shoes are associated with killing, so it's sneakers or sandals. Take off for leather shoes.
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  • This is a temple where monks came to live for a month for training, but you won’t hear about it if you don’t hire a guide. Try to find a guide or someone that can explain the history behind this templ...  more »
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