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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We travelled to Changu Narayan, the oldest (built in 325 AD-rebuilt in 1702), still used, temple in the world. While there are still clear signs of the damage from the earth, the main temple has been restored. This is a great place to visit before...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The temples of Changu Narayan were damaged in the 2015 earthquake so some of the ancient sculptures are covered temporarily. Living Traditions Museum is being reconstructed. The existing temples are representative of the superb craftsmanship and creativity of the artists of the time.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the architectural design of the temple as well as the atmosphere all around it. The design is mostly made with Kama Sutra carvings all along the top of it.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Worth going from Nagarkot to Changu on foot ! 4h walk downwards. Better having a guide if you've never done it before.

Thank anneth49
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Probably my favorite temple in Kathmandhu... before you get to the temple there is a cute street with some good shopping. The temple was cute, with a guy singing out prayers to the gods which was so calming. Liked the atmosphere and serenity of this...More

Thank Clinton K
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

I visited changunarayan after our Annapurna trek very beautiful temple. This temple made for lord Bishnu. When you come to nepal suggested to visit. Overall wonderful place.

1  Thank Matthew K
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Changu Narayan is always an off-the-beaten-track highlight for our visitors. An interesting old temple complex, not on the main tourist route. A peaceful place to visit, far from the chaos of Kathmandu. Steps up to the temple are lined with handicraft shops and artisan workshops....More

Thank Maureen G
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Temple is listed in UNESCO heritage sites located on hill top above Bhaktapur City. The place is incredible that such a historical gem just exists out there. The temple was built around 500 AD and has beautiful details like wood carvings stone statues throughout the...More

Thank Uwe c
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Road full of turns in order to arrive in this village. Small place but alive. There is a private museum of local history with coins, everyday items, traditions. The owner of the house shows you around with explanations. For the first time I saw the...More

Thank Dubaide
Reviewed 31 March 2018

WE visited this temple complex at the end of a 20 mile trek at the recommendation of our guide. It's extremely old and, we were told, is of huge significance to the Nepalese in terms of religious and cultural value. Having visited many of the...More

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Santanagopalan S
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You have to walk up on the road through the village. Only just before the temle there are a few stairs. Should not be a problem.
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