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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. Put Changu Narayan and other Bhaktapur attractions into our Bhaktapur vacation planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Quaint atmosphere that gate city are welcomed by friendly atmosphere. Trekking with llamas in nagarkot to subsidiaries. Unlike the hustle and bustle, ensconced in the air of lazy, I was able to visit. While Nepal's oldest rural area near the mountains, tourists are really here and there. I feel like most current tuple from nagarkot. Fewer than 10 people when we visited we also felt like the feel. The scars of the earthquake 生生shiku and repairs are also stood out in dirt. Guide it's recommended you know nothing but to be honest without explanation, so to go with English speaking guide. Guide them to come is. In the fresh air, most I can walk easily, is far different from the Kathmandu?.
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  • Changu Narayan is an ancient temple, one of the best place for me to see the bhaktapur area. it is a world heritage site of Kathmandu valley declared by the UNESCO worth to visit. i like this place Ja...  more »
  • Part of Bhaktapur Durbar Square, pretty interesting architecture though damaged by earth quake. Good to take a walk 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...