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Address: Bangemudha Square | Old Kathmandu, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal

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I saw a pile of coins and when I went close found as if it's a branch of some tree and some numerous coins have been embedded on it. Strange belief when you nail a coin in it your... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2016
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Mantua, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Frequented by the locals as a 'healing deity of toothache', this open temple lies between Kathmandu Durbar Sqaure and Thamel. When locals have toothache, still today, before going to the dentist they take a small coin of any denomination, make a hole on it and pound onto the log of wood with the help of an iron nail. It is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I saw a pile of coins and when I went close found as if it's a branch of some tree and some numerous coins have been embedded on it. Strange belief when you nail a coin in it your toothache goes away.

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

While roaming around in Thamel, we reached a place where we saw a lots of shops which fix teeth not exactly a dental clinic. Then in sometime we saw a little bump near a wall, and thousands of coins were embedded on that. Then we came to know that if somebody has got toothache. You fix a coin and your... More 

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Jammu and Kashmir, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Vaisha Dev (toothache tree) is a small lump of a tree with lots of coins fixed on it. There is a strange belief that if you have any pain in the tooth. You go fix a coin your pain will go. It is no doubt very strange but people do it. I saw so many people came and touched it... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2014

Interesting and quirky attraction. Was a little tough to find, the dozen or so locals we asked did not know where it was, but wandering the streets to find it was half the fun! Located on the corner of a street meeting a small square you will see several dentists in the area to let you know you're on the... More 

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Gateshead, England
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2013

We came across this small but interesting 'tree' whilst walking in the Thamel area and were fascinated by its story. Supposedly if you have toothache you nail a coin to the 'tree' and the gods will give you relief. Not sure how this works but I am sure others will use this in their attempts to relieve the pain. Still... More 

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2012

A must visit for the dentists... It's an old dental street with still many traditional tooth pullers. Stone god is a small rock with many nailed coin. the belief goes that if you have a toothache, you go there and nail a coin and your ache is gone... Maybe, your abscess will burst after all the vibration along with the... More 

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Kathmandu
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2011

Touch the coins nailed into the tree and your toothache will disappear.

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YeniGumushane
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2007

Vaisha Dev is not so much a tree but a lump, which is probably one of the oddest sights in the entire city. At first sight it is difficult to appreciate him for what he represents but for people who know what toothache means, this might be the only spot in the entire world where the ailing may pray to... More 

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