Monuments

Changunarayan Temple of Bhaktapur

Changunarayan Temple is one of the oldest temple of Kathmandu valley. It was built by the Lichhavi King Mandev in the fifth century. It was listed in the World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979 AD. It is a two-storied temple build in a pagoda-style.

Changu Narayan is the most authentic described located in the precinct is dated on the 464 AD. It was accredited to the Lichhavi King Mandev. Changu Narayan Temple is located at an altitude of 1700 meters. It is 4 Kilometers north from Bhaktapur and 22 kilometers east from the Kathmandu district.

Changunarayan temple is located at the high hill to the north direction to the Bhaktapur. It is dedicated to Lord Bishnu. There are ancient wood and metal carvings. There is the unique status of woods and stone. Stone status of Late King Birendra and Late queen Aishwarya Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah is built in front of the temple. The stone statue of Garuda, the bird vehicle of Bishnu is built in the 4 directions of the temple. There are other more small temples in the square of the Changunarayan temple.

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