The ancient Bishnu Temple

The temple, situated at Changu village 12 km to the east of the city, is fully dedicated to the Hindu God Vishnu (the god of protection). The temple is believed to be the most ancient temple in the Kathmandu valley. The temple covers over sixteen hundred years of Nepalese art history preserving some of the best master piece of stone, wood and metal crafts in Nepal. There is also everyone's favorite statue of Vishnu sitting astride his steed.