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Degu Taleju Temple

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Address: | Durbar Square, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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Only the King and priests are allowed entry to this shrine to the goddess...

Only the King and priests are allowed entry to this shrine to the goddess Taleju Bhawani.

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Beautiful artwork

The temple of Taleju Devi, the Goddess of the erstwhile Royal Family of Nepal, is a part of the many temples at Kathmandu's Durbar Square and was closed during our visit. Our... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 December 2016
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Yavatmal, India
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Yavatmal, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

The temple of Taleju Devi, the Goddess of the erstwhile Royal Family of Nepal, is a part of the many temples at Kathmandu's Durbar Square and was closed during our visit. Our guide said that it opens only during the festival of Navratri. But the exquisite carvings and woodwork that can be seen from outside is also worth admiring.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Part of the main durbar square and surrounded by other historical building. Severely damaged by earthquake.

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Lodz, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Although destroyed during earthquake in 2015 it is an impressive place. Lots of people, even riding motors.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Great Hindu temple , fi you are Hindu explore your religious aspect here around this temple complex there are no good restaurants so make sure eat enough before you visit

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

The main door of Taleju temple opens only during navaratri in dashain. No cameras are allowed inside temple area. You will witness lots of animal sacrifice, pilgrims queue and awesome view from temple during that day. On other days you can only see from outside the beautifully crafted main door.

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Khagrachari, Bangladesh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Beautiful architecture. We visit this temple as a part of Durbar Square visit. It is a symbol Nepalese heritage and culture and tourist attraction place.

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Beechwood, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

This temple is in an area surrounded by many other historic buildings an is well worth a visit if you are in Kathmandu. Please visit and pay the tourist fee as it should help with restoration of damage done in the 2015 earthquake. Loved it and hope the area is fully restored soon.

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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

Ancient history showcased and good architecture but nature and humans together have been destroying it. While its been time to the earthquake restoration work not yet fully done.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

To enter the square you will pay 1000NPR, AU$12. There are many temples inside the square. You will be bothered by touts and ks very dusty. I was disappointed that more had not been done inmthe cleaning after earthquake.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

After seeing lots of other temples, this was nothing very special, but if you're limited in time in Kathmandu, it's a must-see. Bit on the expensive side to enter the square compared with other places but you can see it from outside if you don't want to enter. There are lots of street vendors in the area.

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