Changunarayan temple is one of the most popular religious sites among all the Hindus in Nepal. Changunarayan temple is situated 18 km away from Kathmandu city near Bhaktapur. This temple is on the top east side of Bhaktapur district. Many people say that Changunarayan Temple is the first roofed pagoda styled temple built in Nepal. Many Hindu devotees visit this religious site to worship and pay respect. Lord Vishnu is the main idol of this temple built a long time ago. This temple is believed to be the oldest temple of Nepal, built-in two-tiered pagoda style. While visiting this place you can also see the amazing views of the Hills and Himalayas. Not to mention, the valleys and alleys around this temple are very historical so one can enjoy the beautiful historical scenes. The locals living in this place are very affectionate and friendly, so it feels like home. While walking through the streets on the way to Changunarayan, we can see many historical sites as well as lots of stores of wooden arts and thanka paintings.
After visiting Changunarayn temple, you can also visit the nearest Durbar Square where you can see ancient temples and enjoy the beautiful alleyways of Bhaktapur Durbar Square. You can chill around the beautiful restaurants and cafe of Bhaktapur Durbar Square. We assure you that you will surely be pleased with this beautiful place. So, this will definitely be a religious trip for you where you can worship Lord Vishnu as well as see amazing scenes around the temple. We recommend you to visit this religious site if you travel to Nepal.