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Address: Bhaktapur, Nepal
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Awesome looking place, but forget about darshan (viewing) if you are a foreigner. Even devout Hindus are denied access, unless they are Nepali or Indian. Kind of disappointing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2015
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Uttar Kashi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 NEW

Awesome looking place, but forget about darshan (viewing) if you are a foreigner. Even devout Hindus are denied access, unless they are Nepali or Indian. Kind of disappointing, but an awkward attempt to preserve the culture.

Kathmandu, Nepal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Bhaktapur the city awesome cultural and fine art of city..Taleju Temple one of my best choice and sculpture were amazing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Once you pass through the Golden Gate you'll find the Taleju temple in a courtyard to your left. There will be guards outside the main doorway. It is prohibited for any non-hindu to enter the Taleju temple or for anyone to take photographs inside. The guards are so protective of it you probably won't even be able to take a... More 

Kathmandu, Nepal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The temple allowing the entry only to the Hindus helps to increase the curiosity level of the non-Hindu tourists. The premises of temple with artistic water spout inside the golden gate was worth watching.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Visited the Taleju Temple on January 2015. We go inside through an amazing Golden Gate.The whole premises was guarded by the Nepalese army ,we cannot enter the temple , just roam at the courtyard and the Naga's pond. There are 2 other famous Taleju Temples build by King Malla , located in Kathmandu and Patan. Only Hindus could enter the... More 

Mysore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

As per the local tradition, the Taleju Bhavani deity was brought to Nepal from South India. Taleju was patronised by the Malla kings. All the three Durbars complexes - Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan have a Taleju Temple each. The Taleju temple at Bhaktapur is inside the erstwhile Royal Palace. We entered the Golden Gate and the temple entrance was to... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Special door for a special temple.. This temple is unique with giant bell near it. you can climb and go near to the bell. Not sure if you can ring the bell though.. but again this is different and probably one of the most beautiful temple in Bhaktapur Durbar square.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The architecture of the temple is very beautiful. Leather items are not allowed inside and one must leave all this along with cameras, mobile phones etc outside. i cant say in words,, how beautiful is this temple,,, i salute to this creation

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Telaju temple is the one of the attraction place of Bhaktapur it's near to 55 windows palace when ever I m there I will fell I m in the heaven and the must important think was the art which was in the door of temple I visit several place and several country but the art was made in the wooden... More 

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Guarded by armed personel.... no camera is allowed inside and even cannot take pictures from outside... no belongings, baggage, shoes are allowed inside.... looks like they have hidden all their secrets inside.


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