Budhanilkantha, Kathmandu

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A small open-air Hindu temple with the largest stone carving in Nepal, Budhanilkantha features a 5 m (16.4 ft) long statue of Lord Vishnu carved from a single block of black basalt. This large reclining figure, nested in intricately carved coils of the cosmic serpent, rests in the middle of a round pool 13 m (42.65 ft) in diameter. Colorful flowers usually ornament this spectacular sight. At the base of Shivapuri Hill, the temple offers a sanctuary from a busy city life, about 20-30 minutes from Kantipath bus station by microbus. Put Budhanilkantha into our Kathmandu road trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Kathmandu.
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  • Jai narayana, jai budhanilakatha , jai bishnunath One of the peace place to hangout. and great views of scenarios  more »
  • A very interesting open air temple containing the carved stone figure of the sleeping Lord Vishnu. It is a very large stone carving in a deep pool and the Lord Vishnu is revered by thousands of...  more »

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