Templo de Changu Narayan
Templo de Changu Narayan
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bojfilzagreb
Zagreb, Croatia1,008 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
It is situated some 20 km from Kathmandu, but it takes like one hour drive to get there. But it’s worth it. One of my favourite places during my stay in Nepal.
Beautiful temple with stone and wood carvings. The temple is on top a hill. From the entrance you climb the steps through the village passing artisan studios and shops. According to legends Changu Narayan temple existed as early as 325 a.d. Read a legend about Changu Narayan before you go. A real hidden gem.
Written November 16, 2019
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Trekker2024
Madrid, Spain2,518 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
Changunarayan is said to be one of the oldest temples in The Valley. One can reach the temple following the uphill path from the ticket office. There are shops and houses along the way and the whole walk is pleasant and relaxed. There are people selling things but they are not pushy. The temple itself is really ornate and beautiful and it is well used. There are offerings everywhere and statues with flower garlands, etc. One can walk around the courtyard and the sides of this little gem, but not inside the inner sanctum. Worth visiting for sure!
Written April 27, 2019
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VinJakarta
Jakarta65 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
After a visit to Bakthapur, drive for about 30-45 minutes to Changu Narayan. Then enjoy this beautiful temple and the fresh air surroundings.
Written May 10, 2018
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Jalal Iqbal
Dhaka City, Bangladesh1,472 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Another Hindu temple although similar to others around Kathmandu. less crowded than the city yet not clean and dirty. a bit far from KTM and u find many dogs and animals around. few shops are located. few trekking routes are connected with this place. view os good.
Written March 16, 2020
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WhiteTiger2010
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India90 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
A fabulous site, it is neglected and mismanaged - there is no effort to tell it's story, and the temple stays locked. Worshippers fend for themselves, while dogs escape the rain by curling up against the stone walls. a pity - as this could be an amazing place.
Written June 10, 2018
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Jiggu87
Istanbul, Türkiye210 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Solo
First place I visited after landing in the airport at 1pm. My car picked me up and took me to four sites before dropping me off in Thamel in my guesthouse. Steep climb up stairs, can be a bit slippery when wet, advise not to wear flipflops or heels. There are many shops on the way up, selling art, masks, pots, necklaces, souvenirs, etc. The temples are not in a good shape. Much of the area is being used as a storage spot. 200 rupees entrance for Saarc and 300 for non-Saarc. Beautiful carvings on the main temples. Many chinese archaeology students currently studying the demolished temples. You get a brief flyer as you buy your ticket, but I think you need a better knowledge of the history and the religion to understand all the different temples and carvings.
Written September 13, 2017
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bhumi1008
Mantua, Italy53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Friends
Changunarayan Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the protector and discipline-keeper of the Sanatana Dharma. It lies in the district of Bhaktapur occupying a beautiful hill of Changu. This is one the World Heritage sites declared by the UNESCO. The temples has the statues made out of rocks which dates beyond the 7th century AD. Some of the most beautiful representations of the Reincarnation of Lord Vishnu are: Vaman Avatara, Narasimha Avatara, Kurma Avatara, etc. And the figure of Garuda carrying Lord Vishnu on its back, Temple of Chinnamasta, the statue of uncompleted elephant, Shiva-Parvati are other important aspects of this visit. As it lies off route, many travel agencies would not include in the trip. I highly recommand travelers not to miss this important spiritual and historical site. Namaste
Written December 24, 2016
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goamazon
Kathmandu, Nepal223 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Couples
ChanguNarayan, it is spelled many different ways depending on what map you are looking at should be on your list of things to do and see when visiting the Kathmandu Valley. A bit far from town, and situated in one of the most scenic areas of the entire Valley. If your only here for a couple of days, it might still be worth a half a day to visit one of, if not the oldest Temple still standing in Nepal. I have been here I think three times now, the last was after the earthquake, and yes there is some damage, but the overall flavour of this small town with it's ancient heritage and temple is well worth the visit. Not a bad place to shop for Nepali items, and watch the Tanka painters.
Written July 28, 2016
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Sudhir S
Kathmandu, Nepal220 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Family
last week visited this place with family for Dewalee puja. ruin by last year earthquake but its still beautiful you can feel tranquility here. almost all infrastructure were destroyed half way but sure it will rebuilt soon & its glory will come back.
Written May 25, 2016
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swopnil-himalayan
Kathmandu Valley, Nepal134 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Family
Situated in the hill if bhaktapur of Kathmandu valley, chagunarayan, a Bishnu temple is oldest temple made even before 4 th century AD.

Where we can find oldest stone writing of first historical king of Nepal , manadeva.
Written July 3, 2015
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