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Swayambhunath Temple

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Manjushree Marg, Kathmandu 44620, Nepal
+977 986-5713743
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Manjushree Marg, Kathmandu 44620, Nepal
+977 986-5713743
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Reviewed yesterday

Swayambhuna Temple is quite an experience. Although both are Buddhist it is totally different to Bodnath so it’s worth visiting both. A short walk from Thamel, the temple complex is at the top of 365 steps. On the way to the top there are great...More

Thank wendyc2020
Reviewed yesterday

Went here with friends last week. It was a Saturday and there were a lot of worshippers there and it was interesting to see. There were a lot of steps up one side which were definitely worth doing although there is access on the other...More

Thank sue-ski21
Reviewed yesterday

When you are top of this Stupa you feel like on view point. Will see 360 degree view from here. Shrines are mind blowing. Quite tough if you walk all the way up through steps. Better you walk all the around which is longer but...More

Thank Ameena G
Reviewed 2 days ago

Again as any traveler will tell you wake up early and avoid the crowds. Swayambhunath Temple doesn't have that much space around it so it can get tight really fast. The scenery is nice and worth it, you need to walk up the stairs but...More

Thank ESolorzanoLemus
Reviewed 3 days ago

Well worth visiting when in Kathmandu! If staying in the Thamel area I highly recommend walking to the temple, it will only take 30-35 minutes and allows you to take in the local area along the way. Avoid the crowds and continue left at the...More

Thank Damon B
Reviewed 3 days ago

i came in Schwayambunath in 2014 andthen in 2017 ; I have the impression that the number of monkeys rambling around has significantly increased. Their barkings are not so suitable to be inspired by the religious ambiance of this place. You should come by Sunset...More

Thank jpgcarre
Reviewed 3 days ago

Fantastic views from the top, and climbing the steep steps all the way up is good training four you mountain treks. Also walk all the way round.

Thank babydragon00
Reviewed 3 days ago

Be humble. Be friendly. Be courteous. Give other people plenty of space. Go EARLY, just after sunrise to avoid crows and to get good pictures. This is a holy place and should be treated as such. If you get a chance there is a roof...More

Thank augustwest11
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If your don't like to be surrounded by masses of people and monkeys on a small hilltop in a dusty polluted city, you better stay away. If you are fine with that, you will be entertained by the life on that hill. Open up your...More

Thank traktorweltweit
Reviewed 4 days ago

This place is the best spot in Kathmandu to get a panoramic perspective of the entire city. It's a solid walk up a lot of stair, but this is broken intermittently with monkey antics going on everywhere. There's a good reason it's called Monkey Temple....More

Thank Will L
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Annabel S
23 September 2017|
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Response from Vera M | Reviewed this property |
365 steps
avinash s
26 August 2016|
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Response from Tapanmc | Reviewed this property |
There is no time restriction.. Whole day is open.
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??