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Address: Manjushree Marg, Kathmandu, Nepal
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+977 984-3098218
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Private Half-Day Tour of Kathmandu Darbar Square and Swayambhunath Temple
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Where you can see Kathmandu view

The monkey temple is best to see the view of Kathmandu. The best views for Kathmandu valley and mountain too

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The monkey temple is best to see the view of Kathmandu. The best views for Kathmandu valley and mountain too

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Nice to see. but way too many visitors (mostly locals), really crowded. Monkeys slightly agressive...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Though the temple complex and grounds may not be as large as the Pashupati, Swayambhunath holds its own very well and with good reason - rich historical, mythological and spiritual connect, splendid location, exquisite architecture and art, active and flourishing religious centre, and a small yet comprehensive shopping experience for tourists. Do visit the single-hall museum at the very top... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is great to visit. Nice view over the city. If your not very fit, take yhe taxi to the top. There are lots of merchants try to sell everything. Seams the price gets adjusted depending what country your from. There are lots of scams all over Kathmandu please stay street smart. Guys stay away from massage parlors some... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of the most sacred Hindu temples. It is a must see in Kathmandu! Be careful with the monkeys, don't make the mistake I made and get to close to the baby's, they will attack you. Try your luck at throwing a coin into the fountain. The views are great and so is the atmosphere.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It takes some effort to get to the top but we'll worth it to when you get there. Take the steps and boast that you've done it. The view from the top gives you a true look at the size of Kathmandu. The temple is amazing to see. And you can walk down and across to the temple beside it.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We are came far shivaratri festival on that time we been mankey temple really good nice kathmandu view fram their good

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our third temple of the day and it did not disappoint. Perched high on a hill we had some great views of Kathmandu. We enjoyed seeing the devotion of those attending the temple and looking at the statues of the different diety. There are little shops with souvenirs for sale. I always stop for shopping. I bought prayer... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Climb the stairs for a beautiful view and an incredibly beautiful golden spired stupa. You will see lots of families making offerings, lighting candles and receiving blessings. Very spiritual place. Free rest rooms for tourists.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I visited in the late afternoon and enjoyed this temple immensely. From the many monkeys scattered among the stupa, relics, temples and arts & craft shops, to climbing the stairs to experience the main temple/stupa, Swayambhunath was well worth the visit.

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