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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Swayamhu Circle Road, Kathmandu 44620, Nepal
+977 986-5713743
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Reviewed yesterday

first thing first, get ready to climb up so many stairs! the amazing things is, although in the middle of -the-dusty khatmandu, swoyambhunath has very fresh air! So maybe that is the reason why so many people workout and meditation there. This temple known as...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A must visit temple, if only for the views of the city. The monastery is now still in reconstruction but the temple shines in all its glory. More than 2.000y.o temple with monkeys around (remember not to bring food or it’ll be taken by monkeys,...More

Thank Maria M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Swayambhunath Temple is a well known tourist attraction. Simply searching on the internet and anybody can find detailed information regarding this temple. There are many souvenir shops all over the temple and at times it’s a bit difficult to choose what is what. In Nepal,...More

Thank Keiki T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really great experience. conveniently located. Must visit. Beautiful view from top. Lots of monkeys though.

Thank Vivinada
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place has a Buddhist stupa and a structure that resembles a typical hindu temple. Amazing to see both these religions coexist and in such a beautiful and harmonious way. Even if you're not into religion, visit this place for its sheer beauty and it...More

Thank Voldemort_1979
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The mistake I made was *walking* there, so I ended up in the muddy slums of Kathmandu. But even that part was actually fun. Go for the temple and the live rituals, stay for the spectacular views of the Kathmandu valley.

Thank Sako
Reviewed 1 week ago

A super place to visit with great and sweeping views of the city. A wide range of stupas and devotional buildings, some interesting trees (and monkeys!) and some interesting artefacts as well as cool souvenirs for sale. Very well worth a visit.

Thank shaggyd0g1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful temple. Lots of monkeys. Great views of Kathmandu city from here. Many shops to buy souvenirs.

Thank ashok p
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the place you absolutely want to see. It is amazing for everything you will see, experience : location, site, architecture, cultural encounters, ...

Thank webbin
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see and experience when in Kathmandu. The presence of many monkeys may be a bit unnerving, but that's what makes the property endearing. Take time to say a prayer or two and absorb the spiritual energy of the temple, after all it is...More

Thank Vivien M
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Annabel S
23 September 2017|
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26 August 2016|
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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!
12 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??