Changu Narayan, Bhaktapur

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Centuries old and seemingly frozen in time, Changu Narayan represents one of the oldest temples in Nepal and an exquisite example of Licchavi-era architecture. Dedicated to the god Vishnu, the temple sits at the top of a hill surrounded by a forest. Walk inside to see a figure of Vishnu's consort Garuda, or stroll around the building to spot sculptures relating to the god's various incarnations. Make Changu Narayan a part of your Bhaktapur vacation plans using our Bhaktapur online trip itinerary maker .
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  • Fantastic ... changu narayan is a small village in 5/6 km from bhaktapur! The village is semi destroyed but the temple remained intatto...la peculiarity is that is situated on a small hill and falling back to bhaktapur is a fantastic Road between campaigns with 1000 steps!
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  • Temple is listed in UNESCO heritage sites located on hill top above Bhaktapur City. The place is incredible that such a historical gem just exists out there. The temple was built around 500 AD and has...  more »
  • Road full of turns in order to arrive in this village. Small place but alive. There is a private museum of local history with coins, everyday items, traditions. The owner of the house shows you around...  more »
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