After a 45 minutes drive from Kathmandu city center, you will reach at the ancient temple of Changu Narayana which is located on a high hilltop. This shrine is dedicated to Lord Visnu and considered as the oldest temple in Nepal.
The temple is full of magnificent art works in metal and wood. In fact, it is one of the finest examples of Nepalese architecture. 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. shows that Changu Narayan had already been established as a sacred site in the 3rd century A.D.
We then drive to Bhaktapur, an ancient Newari town, the third largest city in Kathmandu valley and was once the capital of Nepal during the great Malla Kingdom until the second half of the 15th century.
Bhaktpur is the home of 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 so on. It is still an untouched as well as preserved ancient city that is itself a world to explore for tourists.
Highlights of thi day tour are
Visit of 2 World Heritage sites
Oldest ancient Changn Narayan temple
Traditional art and architecture
Historical monuments and craft works
Magnificent windows, pottery and weaving industries
Bhaktapur and Changunarayan will take a full day timeas it is little far from kathmandu . Bhaktapur being the living museum of Nepal it is worthy to visit once in a life time. write us for more info.