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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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  • As I remember it should be the oldest temple of the whole Nepal. Really lovely, quaint and full of history. The road to get there, uphill, is full of small shops with the usual cute and Super Nepalese:)
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  • Nice Big Temple not so manny toerist. Nice View behind the Temple to a village. You Have to Walk downstars. Area People are verry sweat as welk. Good combination with nagarkot 
  • This temple, one of the sites comprising the UNESCO World Heritage cluster in Kathmandu, is located a little away from Kathmandu and is not too far from Bhaktapur Square and the Kailashnath Mahadev Te...  more »
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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...