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Swayambhunath Temple

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Swayamhu Circle Road, Kathmandu 44620, Nepal
+977 986-5713743
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4-Hour Swayambhunath and Patan Durbar Square Tour from Kathmandu
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Private Half-Day Tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square and 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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Swayamhu Circle Road, Kathmandu 44620, Nepal
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"kathmandu valley"
in 430 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 45 reviews
"great view of kathmandu"
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"steep steps"
in 47 reviews
"hill top"
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"main stupa"
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"prayer flags"
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"prayer wheels"
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"earthquake damage"
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"holy place"
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"world heritage site"
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"entrance fee"
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"monkeys"
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"buddhist"
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Reviewed yesterday

I love to visit iconic places and here is definitely that. Although very busy it also holds a lot of tradition and education.

Thank Vanessa L
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Monkey temple ! we have to careful with monkey. However one of the important place for Buddhist and Hindu. Diffidently, You will enjoy. I wish they will finish the reconstruction soon. Prefect location Prefect view of Kathmandu valley

Thank himalholidays
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a peaceful place and offer a great experience for one and all. The monastery is one of its kind, the climb is steep and one can see the entire Kathmandu valley from top

Thank Swatiib
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It's a magical place with lots of praying people, on the top - the symbol of Kathmandu - stupa with Buddha eyes

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Reviewed yesterday

This place is huge. You are greeted by 375 steps to get to the top, but along those 375 steps there is plenty to see, with the gardens, stalls selling cheap souvenirs, dogs and of course monkeys. Once at the top the view is impressive,...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

It is a nice place with amazing view. Many shops who try to sell you souvenirs. Don't forget to buy some copper!

Thank MiraAbouAjram
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A pilgrimage for followers of Buddhism. It is also a beautiful place to visit irrespective of the faith one follows. It is a World heritage site. There is a golden Buddha statue. The place must be more than 15 centuries old. To go to the...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

You can get the best view of Kathmandu valley along with the sight visit of one of the oldest temple

Thank kara n
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Climb some stairs to the hilltop to the temple, 200 local currency for foreigners and free for locals. Nice view from the temple to look down into the town. Lots of monkeys and dogs there as well.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

It's a small climb up to the stupa from the parking area. The same wares are for sale here as every other tourist area in Kathmandu. The small stone "memorials" near the stupa are the draw here with incredible details and many of them in...More

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Annabel S
23 September 2017|
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Response from Vera M | Reviewed this property |
365 steps
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avinash s
26 August 2016|
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Response from Vera M | 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!
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D1dak
13 May 2015|
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Response from Zantor2 | Reviewed this property |
gotta agree with other answer Not understanding from you question WHAT does it have to do with the Swayambhunath Temple??
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