The eye-catchy architecture of this place makes it an instant hit among the people. Ever so popular Kumbeshwar temple is a must visit when you visit Patan. This temple has five stories and features tall, thin mandir design. The artistic woodcarving appears to defy gravity and instantly captures attempt. The precarious structure survived the earthquake of 2015. However, the top tier topped a few weeks later and the tower appears to lean slightly.
Highlights: The temple has a large Nandi Statue and has been dedicated to the Hindu Lord Shiva. The sacred site has two ponds where the water comes from Gosainkund, a holy lake. It is said that bathing in the temple is as meritorious as bathing in the lake itself. The surrounding smaller temples are dedicated to Baglamukhi or Parvati. It is here that local women come to socialize and wash clothes. Closely located is the Kumbeshwar Technical School.
Location: Patan, Nepal.