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Address: South of Durbar Sq | Katmandu Valley, Patan (Lalitpur), Nepal
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Machhendranath Temple was largely destroyed by the Earthquake that hit Nepal just over a year ago. We came here to visit and see just what was left, and also to make a side trip... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2016
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Machhendranath Temple was largely destroyed by the Earthquake that hit Nepal just over a year ago. We came here to visit and see just what was left, and also to make a side trip to the nearby Karyabnayak Temple as-well. The feeling of being the only two visitors to the large open square, Villagers herding their ducks and goats through... More 

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

The building of the chariot to carry the small red god in is an attraction on it own - taking about 1 month to complete. Rato Machindranath's temple is usually in Bungamati but it was destroyed in the earthquake. Now Rato resides in Patan. The rath, or chariot is pulled to various spots in patan according to tradition and only... More 

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Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

located in south of kathmandu this temple is worth to visit. went there with friends last year and found that the art and architecture as amazingly made.

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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Reviewed 30 September 2015

Rato Machhendranath's temple in Bungamati was destroyed by the earthquake. The little red god sits in his new chariot in Patan but where he will stay is not sure. A truly amazing sight.

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Reviewed 20 April 2015 via mobile

Nepal's longest days chariot festival its began in first month of every year(B.S.) at patan(lalitpur) city. Rato machindranath is the God of rain .

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Kolkata, India
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Reviewed 24 February 2015

This is a place set just a few hundred feet from Durbar square. This place is famous for the prayers for Rain. There is a makeshoftbchariotnoutside the temple that is drawn through Patan in a ceremony to pray for rain.

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Reviewed 18 January 2015

In a little village called Bungamati we visited this little temple which sat in the middle of a quiet square. Besides the women thrashing mustard bushes, we were the only other people there and sat having tea with some locals. Such a great little find and enough off the beaten trail to be peaceful.

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Kathmandu, null, Nepal
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Reviewed 12 March 2013

temple is surrounded by old city and we can also see traditionally made houses. whole area has a historical touch and it is very close to patan durbar square.

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