Changu Narayan Temple, Kathmandu
Changu is in the Bhaptapur District.
The main attraction is the Changu Narayan Temple. Some structures dates back to 464 AD.
It is situated about 18km from Kathmandu in the Kathmandu Valley. It is easy to combine a visit to Changu when visiting Bhaktapur.
It is significant and important for both Hindus and Buddhists.
Changu is another UNESCO world heritage sight in Nepal.
Changu Narayan is the temple of Vishnu , in the village of Changu in Bhaktapur.This 5th century temple, located over a hillock 15 km east of Kathmandu . Inscriptions dating back to 464 A.D, found here, are the first epigraphic evidences of Nepali history. The temple is believed to be sixteen hundred years old. It is embellished by the best examples of stone, wood, and metal craft.
Changu Narayan is located on a hill near Changu village in the Kathmandu Valley, about 12 km east of Kathmandu.
The temple is one of the oldest Hindu temples of the valley, and is believed to be constructed in the 3rd century.
Changu Narayan is the name of Vishnu, and the Temple is dedicated to him.
A stone discovered in the vicinity of the temple dates to the 5th century, and has the oldest inscription discovered in Nepal.
The Changu Narayan Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.