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Swayambhunath Temple

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Swayamhu Circle Road, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
+977 986-5713743
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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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  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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Swayamhu Circle Road, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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"kathmandu valley"
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"worth the climb"
in 46 reviews
"great view of kathmandu"
in 51 reviews
"steep steps"
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"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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Reviewed today via mobile

Great visit! Once we conquered the 365 step climb (1 step for each day of the year) up to the stupa, we were approached by a vendor (his name is Pattu) who wanted to show us around and tell us about it. We took him...More

Thank Lindsay G
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Reviewed today

Very good looking hindu temple. Shiva temple. After the earthquake the work of repairs is still going on

Thank trilochansaini
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Reviewed yesterday

i came here in the evening andit was so beautiful with the scenery and setting of the temple, the views from here are superb.there are so many monkeys here luckily they did not bother me. the photos taken herewere just exceptional. the timing of the...More

Thank sangeeta68
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful temple with many monkeys around. Don't feed them/have food around or they will try to take it off you. Many shops here to buy something and shop owners were happy to let you browse rather than pressuring you to buy items. Price to enter...More

Thank Andre L
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Apparently Saturday is a public holiday and the place was swamped with people. Interesting place to go if you have never been to one.

Thank mirrabooka
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed a good hour here with a local guide. The monkey baths were great to see. The temples were interesting although work is still underway to repair the earthquake damage. Great views of the city - in particular from the cafe terrace we visited

Thank Patrick K
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very nice place in the city from where you can have a majestic view of Kathmandu valley. It is the oldest Buddhist shrine of Nepal but has suffered some damages due to the 2015 earthquake. Sill worth a visit.

Thank Binaya P. A
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Definitely worth the visit! I went on Buddha's Birthday and it was amazing. It was extremely crowded but was still amazing. I was able to get incredible photographs of not only the view but the temple and all of the monkeys, which there were a...More

Thank Brooklyn P
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful temple with many monkeys around. Don't feed them/have food around or they will try to take it off you haha. Many shops here to purchase souviners and shop owners were happy to let you browse rather than pressuring you to buy items. Price to...More

Thank Ryan B
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I visited this in 2015 just a couple of months after the earthquake, and again in summer 2017. There is still work being done to repair some cracks, etc, but it is coming along. This is a great example of Buddhist architecture and offers a...More

Thank MikeSaltLake
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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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