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to be the oldest padgoa style temple in the valley. The temple, built around the third century, is decorated by some of the best samples of stone, wood and metal craft in the valley. The courtyard has many others temples such as that of Kiloswar, Shiva, Chhinnamasta Devi and other figures like Garuda and different image of Vishnu.Patan Durbar Square (World Heritage Site)The Patan Durbar Square, situated in the heart of the city, consists of enchanting me9lange of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful padgoa temples belonged to the medieval period 15th to 17th century. The former Royal palace complex and its surroundings provide very good example of ancient Newari architecture. To the west of the complex, there are a dozen of wooden temples of various sizes and styles. BudhanilkanthaIt is the largest and the most important Vishnu shrine in the valley, which is situated at the Shivapuri foothill some 8 km to the north of Kathmandu. The main shrine consists of a huge black stone image of Lord Vishnu reclining on a bed of coiled snakes in the middle of a pond. Buddhists and different sects of Hindus worship this god in the names of their faith. This outstanding stone sculpture dates around 650 A.D. and is the most beautiful among all the stone engravings within the Kathmandu valley
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