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

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Sleeping Lord Mahavishnu

I have never seen such lord vishnu in sleeping position, completely relax mood. l like this temple verymuch .

Reviewed 2 days ago
Shreekant P
Bilimora, India
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Bilimora, India
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have never seen such lord vishnu in sleeping position, completely relax mood. l like this temple verymuch .

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Ghaziabad, India
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were mesmerized by seeing the idol of God Vishnu ji in sleeping pose in a water bed.We have not seen such idol any where

Thank Atulgzb58
New Delhi, Delhi, India
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Buddhanilkanth also means Vishnu lying in water. This is a fantabulous Hindu temple. Firstly this is the only temple in kathmandu which doesn't have any kind of charges as entry fee or to pray also. Photography is strictly prohibited, we've seen mobiles & cameras being confiscated...though they give it back after some cry & deleting the pics. You can try... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

This temple makes for a great trip out of of Kathmandu. It is easily accessible by public bus from Jamal area and cost only 20 rupees. Vishnu sculpture is very unique and can be view from outside of the main gates (non-Hindus are not allowed into the enclosure area but you have an excellent opportunity to see everything from outside.... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

A pretty unique temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu where he lies in a pool of water. Atmosphere is pleasant and soothing.

Thank ashwinstud
Jamnagar, India
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

statue of vishnu gives feel of padmanabha swami temple of Kerala, must visit if you are in kathmandu, not so far not to miss.

Thank JDV-Nov13
Lemont, Illinois
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

This was one of first places we visited in Nepal. Never saw anything like this before. After walking around the area, I saw that this was a very sacred place, by the many many people who would come by, even for a short prayer and do some rituals over and over. I felt a respect because you see the respect... More 

Thank sandra n
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

Sacred place in which pictures can be restricted, area is a bit dirty but it is nice to learn about Nepali culture.

Thank Claudia M
Kathmandu, Nepal
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

started from city center kamalphokri by walk reached nilkantha ,once saw the nilkantha the whole universe in in pleasant mode feel .

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Mill Creek, Washington
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

In this small temple in the northern part of Kathmandu is one of the largest, if not the largest, reclining granite statue of Lord Vishnu on a bed of snakes...

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