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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  • Dont miss this beautiful open air temple of Vishnu! It is a grand, huge floating statue of Vishnu lying in a large pool of water on Adisesha, the snake. Really gorgeous sight, shold not miss!  more »
  • Buddhanilkantha - the name initially gave an impression of being a Shiva temple or a Buddha shrine... No - its a Vishnu shrine with mystique, aura and history... A floating Vishnu stone idol in sleepi...  more »
  • I've come close to passing by. There were so many people. I saw a very religious aspects of Nepal or something. It was a great Vishnu.
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  • Religiously very important and famous Hindu temple located at northern part of Kathmandu. Large laying status of Bishnu is major attraction here.
  • A popular worship place for Hindus that has its own story of creation.The gigantic statue of Vishnu is the main attraction. There are various stories related to this which are quite popular.
  • Most beautiful place of the world with lord Budhanilkantha .
  • Important religious place for Hindus in Nepal.lord Vishnu is sleeping in the water.I went there last April and spend some time.
  • Nice/beautiful place to visit!

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