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ca. 9 km sudlich von Kathmandu. | Narayanthan, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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Kathmandu Day Trip: Budhanilkantha and Hike Through Shivapuri National Park
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Visit Budhanilkantha Temple - The House of the Sleeping Lord Vishnu
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Day Hike from Shivapuri to Sundarijal
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ca. 9 km sudlich von Kathmandu. | Narayanthan, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The highlight of this temple is a small tank with a large stone murti of Narayana (Vishnu) reclining on Sheshnag. The image is simply extraordinary. I've never seen anything quite like it. It's exceptionally beautiful; but more than this, the feeling of the temple is...More

Thank Peregrineri
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Past years gotten more commercial, more items to buy for worship in the small shops. On the contrary more alcohol shops too so wondering the role of alcohol in temple or among temple goers. Which mesns not everyone has good intentions in area. Sleeping Vishnu...More

Thank VikingKrishna
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Budhanilkanath is a small Hindu temple, about 30 minutes by car from Thamel, Kathmandu. This beautiful statue of Vishnu, surrounded by 12 Nagas (snakes) is "floating" in a pool of water. The story claims a farmer discovered this statue while working the soil, accidentally...More

Thank mikeberlin555
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a very small temple. not very known. It will not take more than 30 mins to complete the visit to this temple.

Thank ankurgupta76
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It takes 40min from Thamel by taxi but it totally worth it, if you are interested in this kind of attraction it is one of the best temples in Kathmandu.

Thank mamadgh99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small Place not crowded around 45 mins from kathmandu city. unbelievable idol floating on water of lord vishnu

Thank santu n
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The temple houses the idol of Vishnu lying on a bed of snakes in a pool of water. His throat is blue, having drank poison from the world.

Thank bose_rima
Reviewed 24 August 2017

It is very quaint with the main idol in the middle of a huge pool of water with many young monks attending to all aspects of its upkeep. What I liked here is the cool outdoors instead of being cooped up inside. Sankeertan (singing) was...More

Thank Prasad69
Reviewed 19 August 2017

You have to travel to inside a different part of KTM but its different nothing that you see on a daily basis - people could have maintained cleanliness as the rush of devotees is huge

Thank TanimaDatta
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Budanilkantha is hindu pilgrimage sites. the sleeping lord bishnu in water is so historic. i visited budanilknatha while hiking to shivapuri peak.

Thank Eva B
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