Changu Narayan is considered to be the oldest temple of Nepal. It remains a milestone in Nepali temple architecture with rich embossed works. The two-storey roofed temple stands on a high plinth of stone.
Bhaktapur, literally translates to Place of devotees. Also known as Khwopa, it is an ancient Newa city in the east corner of the Kathmandu Valley, it was the largest of the three Newa kingdoms of the Kathmandu Valley and was the capital of Nepal during the great 'Malla Kingdom' until the second half of the 15th century.
On this tour, you will be visiting these 2 wonderful places while learning about their history, religion and interesting facts explained by our guides.
Your tour starts at 9 am from your hotel with an English speaking tour guide; a private car with experienced driver. It takes 5 - 6 hours to complete the tour and you will be dropped off at your hotel in Kathmandu at the end of it.
After driving for 45 minutes from Kathmandu city center, you will reach the ancient temple of Changu Narayana which is located on a hilltop. This shrine is dedicated to the Lord Vishnu and is considered one of the oldest temples in Nepal.
The Changu Narayan temple is one of the finest examples of Nepalese architecture, filled with magnificent artworks in metal and wood. It had already been established as a sacred site in the 3rd century A.D according to the first epigraphic evidence of Nepalese history found in the temple premises during the reign of the Licchavi King Mandeva dating back to 464 A.D.
After visiting Changu Narayan, you will go to Bhaktapur, an ancient Newari town and the third largest city in Kathmandu valley. The city was once the capital of Nepal during the great Malla Kingdom until the second half of the 15th century.
Bhaktapur hosts traditional art and architecture, historical monuments and craft works, magnificent windows, pottery and weaving industries, excellent temples, beautiful ponds, rich local customs, culture, religion, festivals, musical mystic and much more. It is an untouched and preserved ancient city that offers a world to be explored for tourists.
Kathmandu Suite Home or your own hotel in Kathmandu (within Ring Road)
Starting Time : 9:00 AM
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