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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  • The place unddie temple complex is worth a visit. Unfortunately, there are too many souvenir shops and there is constantly talk to buy something.
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  • This is a wonderful temple which I first saw in 1994 and this was my fourth visit drawn vack to Bhaktapur by the beauty of the architecture and quality of workmanship. Like many other neighbouring bui...  more »
  • Really liked the flavor, which is present in this place. The temple is very ancient. Interesting place. Around a lot of souvenir shops. There are bars, restaurants nearby.
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Peaceful and less crowded than Kathmandu, Bhaktapur lies close to the international airport, making it a good base for a Nepal vacation. You'll need to pay for a ticket to enter the city, but the proceeds from foreigners' visits help with reconstruction and restoration of Bhaktapur's countless historic buildings. Choose from a variety of accommodation options, most of them cozy, family-run guesthouses and inns situated in traditional buildings with modern amenities. Since vehicles are prohibited in Bhaktapur, plan to explore the tranquil town on foot. Fortunately, most of the hotels and guesthouses cluster around the historic center.
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