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There are no countries in the world where seven world heritage sites within 20 km radius.
CHANGU NARAYAN TEMPLE
Changu Narayan is located at the height of 1541 m. in Bhaktapur. It is the oldest temple in Kathmandu valley dating back to 323 A.D. King Hari Dutta Verma built the temple. This temple complex has been founded on the base of single rock. Changu Narayan is the temple of Vishnu the Preserver. The Hindu prays to Changu Narayan as Garuda Narayan and the Buddhists call it “Hari Hari Hari Vahan Lokeshwor”. There is a stone pillar established by King Mandev in 464 A.D. It is embellished by the best examples of stone, wood, and metal craft. On the struts of the two-tiered Changu Narayan Temple, are the ten incarnations of Narayan. A sixth-century stone statue shows the cosmic form of Vishnu. Garuda, half man and half bird, is the steed of Vishnu, and his life-sized statue kneels before the temple. It was listed in the UNESCO world heritage monument list in 1979.
BHAKTAPUR DURBAR SQUARE
Bhaktapur Durbar Square is located in the center of Bhaktapur. The Square is one of the most charming architectural showpieces of the Valley as it highlights some of the finest medieval arts of Nepal. The main items of interest in Bhaktapur Durbar Square are the Lion Gate, the Golden Gate and the statues of kings on stone monoliths. The Golden Gate was erected by King Ranjit Malla as the entrance to the main courtyard of the Fifty-five Windowed Palace. The Palace of Fifty-five Windows was built during the reign of King Yakshya Malla in A.D. 1427 and was remodeled by King Bhupatindra Malla in the seventeenth century. The art Gallery of Bhaktapur Durbar Square contains ancient paintings belonging to the Hindu and Buddhist traditions of various periods.
This is lovely hill station lying at an elevation of 2,175 m. and 32 km east of Katmandu. It is a year round holiday resort rich in chlorophyll forestations and a popular tourist destination of Nepal as an evergreen area. The panorama of the major peaks of the eastern Nepal Himalaya including Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) can be seen from here. Nagarkot is famous for sunrise and sunset viewing.
Baneshwor, - . Kathmandu Nepal
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