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ca. 9 km sudlich von Kathmandu. | Narayanthan, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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Visit Budhanilkantha Temple - The House of the Sleeping Lord Vishnu
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ca. 9 km sudlich von Kathmandu. | Narayanthan, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by to see this Temple with the huge Vishnu goddess reclining in her pool - while on the way to a street dog vet clinic - otherwise a bit of a trek from Kathmandu. Saying that an interesting place with a monastery and...More

Thank Beatrice H
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Dont miss this beautiful open air temple of Vishnu! It is a grand, huge floating statue of Vishnu lying in a large pool of water on Adisesha, the snake. Really gorgeous sight, shold not miss!

Thank rthyagar
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Buddhanilkantha - the name initially gave an impression of being a Shiva temple or a Buddha shrine... No - its a Vishnu shrine with mystique, aura and history... A floating Vishnu stone idol in sleeping posture... And we were lucky to visit on Karthik Ekadashi...More

Thank SidBhan
Reviewed 13 October 2017

The highlight of this temple is a small tank with a large stone murti of Narayana (Vishnu) reclining on Sheshnag. The image is simply extraordinary. I've never seen anything quite like it. It's exceptionally beautiful; but more than this, the feeling of the temple is...More

Thank Peregrineri
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Past years gotten more commercial, more items to buy for worship in the small shops. On the contrary more alcohol shops too so wondering the role of alcohol in temple or among temple goers. Which mesns not everyone has good intentions in area. Sleeping Vishnu...More

Thank VikingKrishna
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

The Budhanilkanath is a small Hindu temple, about 30 minutes by car from Thamel, Kathmandu. This beautiful statue of Vishnu, surrounded by 12 Nagas (snakes) is "floating" in a pool of water. The story claims a farmer discovered this statue while working the soil, accidentally...More

Thank mikeberlin555
Reviewed 26 September 2017

It is a very small temple. not very known. It will not take more than 30 mins to complete the visit to this temple.

Thank ankurgupta76
Reviewed 24 September 2017

It takes 40min from Thamel by taxi but it totally worth it, if you are interested in this kind of attraction it is one of the best temples in Kathmandu.

Thank mamadgh99
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Small Place not crowded around 45 mins from kathmandu city. unbelievable idol floating on water of lord vishnu

Thank santu n
Reviewed 17 September 2017

The temple houses the idol of Vishnu lying on a bed of snakes in a pool of water. His throat is blue, having drank poison from the world.

Thank bose_rima
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