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Review of Budhanilkantha

Budhanilkantha
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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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Small-Group Shivapuri Hiking Tour from Kathmandu
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

Myself and my wife visited this temple during our recent Nepal tour. The statue of Vishnu reclining on the pond is unique. The cleanliness of the place can be improved.

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Reviewed 27 June 2014

Here you can see Vishnu carved on the rock in the middle of the lake sleeping..camera are allowed so you can take pictures freely..

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Reviewed 24 June 2014

One of the temples that are not downtown. There are approximately 7-8 km from Thamel to Budhanilkantha. Impressive temple, very nice declining Vishnu, made from one stone, black. My advise is to go out from crazy downtown, take a walk around and follow the road down and take the walk in amazing surroundings, plenty of small shops, street life, real Kathmandu. Once you are tired, you can stop Tempu (Tuk-Tuk) it is only munger 5 from there to go back downtown or some of the micros, but micro drivers ar kind of crazy :)

Thank Zoltan M
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

Lovely to visit sleeping Vishnu The unique fact about this is that the formation was carved of a single stone. Though only hindu's are permitted to pass through the arch to get a closer look, for others the view from the surrounding area is fairly enough

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Reviewed 9 June 2014

This big statue of Mahavishnu resting during cosmic sleep on a 'water-bed' Sesha - the eternal snake which contains or symbolizes all knowledge of Universal imperishable root-matter in all its many not-yet-developed aspects. It was said that a king would die when seeing the image, because he himself was 'an incarnation of Vishnu. The last king was however murdered by his own drugged son.

Thank Rudijansma
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