Kileshwor Mahadev Temple; A Shiva temple on the premises of Changu

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This tiny and two-storeyed temple on the premises of the Changu courtyard is called Kileshwor Mahadev Temple. People often call this temple as the temple of Pasupatinath.

There is a shared belief that the lord Shiva get settled over there to protect the hill. As the Changu Narayan temple, this temple also seems quite old and full of art and architecture. The struts behind the windows, and the upper section of the windows, it shows what picturesque temple is this.

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Moreover, the duplicate structure of this temple was made during the World Wood day 2016 celebrations in Nepal.  You can find the videos of it on youtube too. It says it took 9 days to complete it. With the resources of 531 timber pieces, 422 joints, and 7 tons of reclaimed sal wood.

FAQs

The entrance fee to enter Bhaktapur along with the Bhaktapur Durbar Square varies as per the nationality. It costs, Rs.1500 for Non-SAARC nationality, Rs.500 to SAARC, and Chinese citizens, and free for the Nepalese.

No, you don’t need to pay for your infant. In fact, it is free entry to the children below 10 years of each national at Bhaktapur Durbar Square.

No, it doesn’t. It lies at Changunarayan which is a northern hill station of Bhaktapur. That also consists of the oldest temple of Nepal, Changu Narayan Temple.

Yes, you do. It costs Rs.350 for Non-SAARC Nationals and Chinese nationals. And, it costs Rs.250 for the SAARC nationals.

You could choose a local bus or hire a private vehicle to reach over there.

You can catch a local bus from Ratna Park or from Bagbazaar if you are staying at Thamel, which directly goes to Bhaktapur and Changunarayan too. But you need to walk a little bit to reach the premises of Changu Narayan Temple.

Yes, there are restaurants and cafes on-site, convenient for all kinds of visitors.

Yes, it is. Even a single woman could travel here alone.

No, not exactly. You can make your tickets available for one more day at the time you buy it if you are gonna stay at Bhaktapur Nagar. Otherwise, you don’t have to worry about extra ticket expenses.

Well, there are a lot of things that you can do like shopping, sightseeing, eating different foods, also photography. But, capturing one corner of the square and having a sunset view would be the most satisfying thing that you would experience.

While being in Bhaktapur, you must mind few things like taking out of your shoes while entering the temple and other religious sites. Likewise, you might not be allowed to click pictures of some specific events or places. You should consider these things.

As we informed you earlier it is all safe for solo traveling which means you can travel without a guide. But we also recommend you to have a certified guide who would help you to understand the authentic Bhaktapur and the stories carved all over the monuments.

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  • Changu Narayan Temple courtyard, Changu Narayan Municipality, Bhaktapur District, Nepal.

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