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Address: | Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur 44800, Nepal
Phone Number: 97716610310
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Golden Gate Symbol of Master Architecture

Statue of Lord Durga can be seen on the upper side of the gate. It's a kind of master craft and one of the famous gate in World Heritage site. Lots of people enjoy taking photo at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2015
Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

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Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Statue of Lord Durga can be seen on the upper side of the gate. It's a kind of master craft and one of the famous gate in World Heritage site. Lots of people enjoy taking photo at the gate. And also one of the most attractive point in Durbar Square. It should be preserved for our future next generation and... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

At the Royal City of Bhaktapur's Durbar Square, a precious "Golden Gate" leads to the forbidden to all non-Hindus "Taleju Temple". This temple honors Goddess Taleju Bhawani, the protective deity of Nepal and of its former Royal Family. Goddess Taleju Bhawani, with four heads and ten arms, is worshipped basically in Nepal, by both hinduism and buddhism, and is sometimes... More 

Thank LuizDutraNeto
Maharashtra, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Our tourist guide took us to this temple as part of Bhaktapur Durbar square tour. This temple allows only Hindus inside and that too, after removing all leather articles. So, mainly local or Indian tourists could visit. Even inside, the deity is locked up and cannot be seen by the visitors except in "Sharadiya Navaratri" which are nine days prior... More 

Thank Reesh-India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We visited this during our Nepal trip in December 2010.The Golden Gate in Durbar Square leads into Mulchok Court which is home to the Taleju Temple. This temple is dedicated to the goddess Taleju Bhawani and includes shrines to both the Taleju Bhawani and Kumari. Entrance to the temple is strictly restricted to Hindus and the living goddess cannot be... More 

Thank kghosh
Chennai (Madras), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 312 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

I went to this wonderful place on 01st September 2015 after a long tour of Nepal covering Kathmandu valley, Manakamna Pokhara, Jomsom, Mukthinath, Chitwan,Nagarkot and finally landed up in Bakthapur and stunned by its Beauty !!! Must visit for all age groups when you are in Kathmandu, please experience this experience for the experience sake and give a thumbs up.... More 

Thank smbegaraaj
Penang, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

This is inside the Bhaktapur Durbar Square...plenty of pictures to be taken..Nice location to visit.

Thank asooi
Uttar Kashi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

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.

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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

Thank Noorden1976
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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 

Thank Saajan S
Kathmandu, Nepal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 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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