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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  • Lord Vishnu in sleeping position. Excellent view. We can see very close. very small temple. Beautiful statue. A must visit for all travelers.  more »
  • This place is very mysterious, many monks in the next to tidy up this sleeping in the snake inside the Buddha, the Buddha has a useful metal cover is not to expose the birth of the statue of Buddha in that, the people of its very respect, also can not be photographed, said not to expose. A very mysterious scene.
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  • Not to be confused with Buddha, this is a temple for the Hindhu God, Vishnu. The name directly translates to Old Blue Throat. This is located about 30 mins drive from Thamel and houses a reclining sta...  more »
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  • Beautiful place, with a mystical atmosphere which builds respect for the locals who do their worship here. It is separated from the rest of Kathmandu, but go there and you will see that the temple will be quite crowded since the morning, especially on the weekends. Locals say that the sleeping Vishnu statue's eyes will open from 1 to 8 November, so you can go there to see by yourself. You need to take off your shoes and all leather products though and it might be awkward if you are not a Hindu, to go near the state with the other locals.
  • Most remarkable idol of Lord Vishnu. Btw the Indian tourists who visit this temple are just downright rude and obnoxious. Beware of them
  • Very scenic place with a lot of local atmosphere. The large reclining statue of Lord Vishnu sleeping and floating in a bed of snakes is of course the primary highlight of this place. But also round it you can taste a lot nice culture.
  • We can reach here by public transportation vechile by paying Rs.15 from Ring Road (Narayan Gopal Chowk)..
  • -One of the popular Hindu temple.. - lord bishnu’s statue is also found.. -peaceful,wonderful place..

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