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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  • In the small village of Bhudhanikantha, below Mount Shivapur, there is a stone portrait of the sleeping god Bishnu, which is more than 1000 years old. Along the street are many souvenir shops.
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  • Buddha lying down with a snake around. It's very interesting and people go with a lot of devotion. There are children like monks caring and doing part of the ritual. It's worth it if you have the time to spare.
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