One of the top reasons why people come to the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal is to see its magnificent centuries-old temples, one of the most popular of which is Narayan Mandir temple. Commonly referred to as Changu Narayan, this historic temple is located on a hilltop to the east of the valley, 22 kilometers from the capital city of Kathmandu and six kilometers from Bhaktapur.
Changu Narayan exudes an eerie charm that can only come from a religious structure that has existed through a number of centuries. It was rebuilt in 1702 after it was destroyed by a fire, but the original temple is believed to have been built in the 4th century. Some of [Read more…]