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Swayambhunath Temple

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Swayambhunath is a glorious ancient religious architecture, located in the middle of Kathmandu city. It is center of faith of both Buddhist and Hindus.
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Swayamhu Circle Road, Kathmandu 44620, Nepal
+977 986-5713743
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it was really nice place to visit. swyambhunath as also known as monkey temple. many monkeys are playing with nature. the big statue of buddha. you can see nice scenery of kathmandu valley from the top of swyambhunath.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Yusuke H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Swyambhunath ! Called monkey temple as well, really peace location with nature. There were many ways to reach there. We took the way which was very nice stone stairs

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank meethan80
Reviewed 2 days ago

It's nicknamed Monkey temple for a reason! Beautiful temple to see even though some parts were destroyed (and are being reconstructed), from the 2015 earthquake. The stairs are no joke!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mimi W
Reviewed 5 days ago

A nice spot to discover the history of Kathmandu. The art and sculpture of this Stupa is great. We were amazed after knowing the history behind this stupa. Its has a history of 2500 years. God 2500 years!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ostremandres
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very peaceful place. Non Buddhists are not allowed inside the temple. However the view from outside was beautiful enough. There were many stalls outside. The main attraction were however the monkeys. I have never seen so many of them at one place. The place...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DhanyaD31
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in the central of Kathmandu.Locally known as monkey temple, Swayambhunath temple is my best pace to hang-around in Kathmandu Nepal.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Susan V
Reviewed 1 week ago

The condition of this famous holy place is shockingly bad. The filthy surroundings, hundreds of monkeys and beggars have made the temple totally unapproachable.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Irene_J_02
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unless you are a buddist, it is best if you have a guide. Get all the smells, sights and sounds and a tremendous view of the city.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JimandBunny
Reviewed 1 week ago

Historical buddhist shrine. Remember there are multiple points of entry. One that requires you to climb 300+ and another that you could do with 101 or so. Depending on age and ability choose what makes sense. This is not usually known but our driver was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Venkat K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This temple is also called monkey temple, since plenty monkey around. I like more taking photos of the buildings around. If u like have a tracking, it is also one nice place

Date of experience: June 2018
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Annabel S
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Response from VeraM695 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, there is no official opening time. My suggestion though would be to go when the sun is not too high in the sky so your photographs will show nice shadows and coutours. Enjoy the visit!
13 May 2015|
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gotta agree with other answer Not understanding from you question WHAT does it have to do with the Swayambhunath Temple??