While you are in Bhaktapur, visiting the ancient temple of Changu Narayan is a must. Situated on a hilltop, 6km away from the town, this temple is the oldest one in the Kathmandu Valley. It was built in 464 AD by the Lichhavi Kind Mandev, dedicated to lord Vishnu, who is also known as Narayan.
Temple ArchitectureWhile commonly it is believed that the architectural style resembles pagodas, some scholars argue that it cannot be classified as anything but traditional Nepalese architecture. There are four entrances ... read more
Nyatapola is Nepal’s tallest temple and one of the tallest buildings in the Kathmandu Valley, built in 1702 by King Bhupatindra Malla. It might come as a surprise to you that this ancient five-storey building has survived two of the most hard-hitting earthquakes in Nepal, while other modern structures turned to rubble. Some architectural marvel we can say! While Nepal may not be counted amongst the technology-leaders of the world today, surely this temple exemplifies their skills during the past.
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