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Changu Narayan, Bhaktapur
(4.6/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
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. Put Changu Narayan and other Bhaktapur attractions into our Bhaktapur vacation planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • A short visit will do as there is nothing much except shopping along the path to do. But the architecture of the place is unique and amazing. The living history museum is no longer after last year's e...  more »
  • I really liked the temple. Firstly, feels his "old age", it "breathes" with antiquity. Secondly, a very interesting sculptures carved from wood. All this against the backdrop of colorful ribbons, which graced the shrine, and dimensional ringing bells. A good place. Only Cafe could make with the temple and put in order.
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  • This ancient temple still has lots of history on display. There is also lots of rebuilding going on all around. 
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  • Scenic place at a height away from the hassle and traffic of the city.. Great view of Bhaktapur.. Very laid back..
  • its a good way to find the way without using any brocers...
  • Me and my friend hiked up to Changunarayan! The suburb environment is great and green too. It was a happy day because of the quality of place and company :)
  • Changu Narayan Temple is located in Changunarayan VDC of Bhaktapur District, Nepal. Changu Narayan temple existed as early as 325 A.D. in the time of King Licchavi King Hari Datta Verma and it is one of Nepal's richest structures historically as well as artistically.
  • “Small but beautiful” If you are in the Bhaktapur area you definitely must go to this one as well. It takes about 30 min. drive round trip and half an hour at the venue. It is another Nepalese temple on the top of a hill. On the way you will experience great views around, promise you...