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- Very interesting experience. So many temples. Some standing strong after the 2015 earthquake, but some held up by wooden beams. The intricate details around the structures are amazing! It is quite spread out which i found was good. Lots of sellers, taxis, rickshaws etc. wanting business. This may be a deterrent for some, but I found it not so bothersome. I visited several times over several days. I encourage people to experience this unique collection of ancient temples.Written January 7, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Alot got get from Hanuman Gate, which is located on the west side of Durbar Square or Basantapur durbar square.Written June 29, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Got there first thing in the morning. Was perfect, everything was just starting to get going. There where just a couple people at the Stupa at that time. Got to walk around and get some great pictures before it got busy.Written December 12, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Cool, calm, beautiful and quiet. Perfect place for meditation. If you want to be out of hectic throng nearby, this is the right place to be fresh.Written May 30, 2019
- Where do I begin?
I cast my mind back some 70 years or so, ( I'm now 76 ). As a young lad, growing up in Willesden NW London, my mother would sometimes quote the first few lines of a poem, ' There is a one eyed yellow Idol, to the north of Kathmandu '.
To me, then, the name Kathmandu, had a magical sound to it, and it still does.
Having first come to this magical city in 1997/8, and several times since, it's only this last couple of months that I be learnt that the poem, (written in 1911), is actually based on a real idol, still worshipped by the local people, in the temple way above the village of Sankhu.
Having read this, I thought that I would like to visit it for myself. Having eventually found the correct bus, with the help of a kindly Nepalese man, amongst the many busses around Ratna Park, I boarded, and it soon departed on the 2 hour bumpy and dusty journey, through mainly built up area.
It's about 20 kilometres northeast of Kathmandu, and is a typical busy village.
After a lunch of veg momos, I set off for the temple, due north of the bus park.
After about a kilometre of fairly easy going, I was directed to a path which dipped between broadleaved trees, then started ascending. After crossing a metalled road the stairs began.
All 600 or so. I counted them on the way back.
The temple is not visible until you are almost up to it, being surrounded by many trees, with plenty of small monkeys to keep you company.
Upon my arrival, there were a couple of ladies sweeping the grounds, a security guard and a Buddhist priest there.
The temple is used by both Buddhist and Hindu worshippers.
The priest kindly unlocked golden doors so that I could view the Goddess, and to her right, a smaller Hanuman idol.
Noon is allowed in or allowed to take photos of them.
Both idols were dressed in red garments, full length.
I was allowed to take photos of the outside of the temple, tho.
So, from my mother's quotes, seventy years ago, I was at the actual place mentioned in poem.
Much to my great satisfaction 😁🙏🐒Written November 20, 2021
- Despite other areas that are supposed to be traffic free this street actually is which is a relief . There are some cafes some decent shops and a decent place to meet people without getting hassled which I am doing tonight just for that reason as I don’t want a taxi , hash or a massage or even a rickshaw ride ( honestly the hassle is fairly minor compared to many other places but hey ho )Written November 21, 2019
- Located on a hill nearby the busy city centre, this temple sits on the very top. The village surrounding has a lot of flavour but is shows that it's been rebuilt after the 2015 earthquake. Full of smalls shops selling crafts, the temple is majestic even amidst all the rubble. Revered by the locals, it's a nice way to spend an afternoon.Written December 7, 2019
- The Makhan Tole area runs from the north of the Durbah Square and the Tana Deval Temple through to Thamel and you will see many and varied fine arts and others shops and many small temples and loads of interesting sights and people.This is Kathmandu.Written January 30, 2019
- I’m not actually sure what we were supposed to be seeing. It sort of looked like any other street in the area and it ran parallel to Kathmandu Durbar Square. We were there during the day, perhaps more happens at night.Written April 17, 2019
- This Temple is one of the visited temples of Nepal. it is atop abot 1400 m hillock. A cable car service connects this temple from the highway. The Cable car service is a well maintained one and there are a number of cable cars going up and down. The cost of travel is minimum and one need not waiting time is negligible. The travel time is about 20 minutes and offers you an exquisite view of the valley and the might river.
The temple is a small one dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi. The temple has a Pagoda-like structure and devotees offer the prayes with incense sticks coconuts and flowers.
A must-see temple in NepalWritten March 31, 2020
- We visited this small market area as part of our tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square - and came away with a tiger/sheep game after some bartering of course!Written March 27, 2019
- This is a cremation place and you can watch the process live. Its an extraordinary experience to get to watch this.Written May 19, 2019
- Lively street with a lot of eateries and shopping, can head to palace musium, colourful lights at night-Written February 25, 2022
- This temple is one of the most important and oldest in Kathmandu. It is situated on the roadside in the heart of the Newari part of the city. Newari are the original inhabitants of Kathmadu. You'll recognise this small temple by the two large dogs sitting either side of the entrance. The surrounding area has many fine examples of temples and shrines, often accessed through small archways in the the street which lead into amazing temple squares. The temple is located on a crossroads (chowk) between Chhetrapati chowk and Durbar Square and needs to be sought out. The lot of the building are old Newari style, ornately carved dark wood beams with red brick. This Nara Devi temple has a long history and should not be missed.Written July 19, 2017
- As many place in Kathmandu, the tower has been really effect by the earthquake. Of course you can have look, but no much to see. But if you are around, you can buy some cheap clothes, and do your sending. The post office is around the corner.Written June 22, 2017
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