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Interesting temple near Bakhtapur

After a visit to Bakthapur, drive for about 30-45 minutes to Changu Narayan. Then enjoy this... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2018
Sacred and moving

With the right tour guide you really get a sense of this place. Wish I'd read up on it more before... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2017
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

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...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

After a visit to Bakthapur, drive for about 30-45 minutes to Changu Narayan. Then enjoy this beautiful temple and the fresh air surroundings.

Thank VinJakarta
Reviewed 23 April 2018

Beautiful temple already reciverd from the earthquake. We visited it after a trekking and we found the space really beautiful

Thank Tânia M
Reviewed 19 April 2018

It's so beautiful - all the intricate carvings on the outside. I'd read on the internet that it suffered earthquake damage but was still worth visiting. In fact, the damage seems to have mostly affected carvings and sculptures around the periphery of the temple ....More

Thank Ann M
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Changu Narayan is the one amongst the four Bishnu temples in the valley. The temple is built in Pagoda style and the oldest inscription was found here in the temple premises.

Thank Ayan H
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Watch out for the idols of Shiva-Parvati, Narasimha, Chinnamasta, avatars of Lord Vishnu, all sculpted in a distinctive Pahari style. The area is good shopping spot for local art.

Thank bose_rima
Reviewed 13 September 2017

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...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

I was not aware of the existence of Changu Narayan until I read about it in my guide book and I decided to give it a try. I was really stunned when I saw it, as it had survived the earthquake of April 15 with...More

Thank Christopher P
Reviewed 25 March 2017

With the right tour guide you really get a sense of this place. Wish I'd read up on it more before I came instead of after. And I wish I had more time to enjoy the village and shop more - mostly to support the...More

Thank Debbieb688
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The temple is about 7-8 Kms from Bhaktapur and so should plan while visiting Bhaktapur or Nagarkot. Its situated on a hill top, where you can go by car. Still you have to climb a few steps to reach the Vishnu temple. The temple is...More

Thank Sumithran
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