Budhanilkantha, Kathmandu

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A small open-air Hindu temple with the largest stone carving in Nepal, Budhanilkantha features a 5 m (16.4 ft) long statue of Lord Vishnu carved from a single block of black basalt. This large reclining figure, nested in intricately carved coils of the cosmic serpent, rests in the middle of a round pool 13 m (42.65 ft) in diameter. Colorful flowers usually ornament this spectacular sight. At the base of Shivapuri Hill, the temple offers a sanctuary from a busy city life, about 20-30 minutes from Kantipath bus station by microbus. Put Budhanilkantha into our Kathmandu road trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Kathmandu.
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  • Unmissable. It is definitely an unmissable visit to understand something of Hinduism. The dressing of Vishnu, which happens every day, begins in the morning and lasts about a couple of hours. I assure you that it is all very interesting and engaging and I am sure you will not get bored but you'll follow it all very carefully.
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  • Sleeping Narayan temple very best for all group of people. Near by you can go to Krishna Temple too. You can reach to muhanpokhari(entry point for shivapuri) in 20 min by walking from there.  more »
  • I could have spent a whole day here to look at all the details Next time I will visit it again so I will see more details  more »
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