Welcome to Changu Narayan Temple
Perched atop a narrow ridge due north of Bhaktapur, the beautiful and historic temple of Changu Narayan is a living museum of carvings from the Licchavi period. The temple is a Unesco World Heritage Site and rightly so, because the statues, and the temple itself, are genuine works of art. However, the site was shaken badly by the 2015 earthquake: several buildings and statues in the temple compound were badly damaged and houses collapsed in the adjacent village. At the time of research, the temple was open and undergoing restoration.