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Swayambhunath Temple, Kathmandu

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World heritage site · Religious Site · Tourist Spot
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Watching over the capital from its hilltop vantage point, Swayambhunath Temple stands proudly as one of the nation's most popular tourist and religious sites. Featuring a white dome topped with an iconic golden spire, the World Heritage-listed temple likely dates back to before the 5th century, when it was already a vital pilgrimage destination. The structure endured the devastation of the 2015 earthquake, its prayer flags continuing to flutter in the breeze. Step inside to see a fusion of Hindu and Buddhist iconography, or try spinning the prayer wheels yourself. Make Swayambhunath Temple a part of your Kathmandu vacation plans using our Kathmandu day trip app.
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  • It was a great, beautiful, historic & religious place. One of the most popular place in kathmandu. Crowded by visitors from all around the world. The view point will amazing with beautiful scenic of.....  more
    It was a great, beautiful, historic & religious place. One of the most popular place in kathmandu. Crowded by visitors from all around the world. The view point will amazing with beautiful scenic of.....  more »
  • We just loved the monkey temple. If you have any food with you, look out because they will steal it from you! 
    We just loved the monkey temple. If you have any food with you, look out because they will steal it from you!  more »
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  • Place is magical you will feel the vibe once you reach there. to feel the magic be here early morning or at full moon night. Listed in the world heritage site by UNESCO it’s amongst the must visit destination around Kathmandu. The full moon night gives a different shine to this majestic monastery and prayers around the shops brings you to another dimension. Also known as monkey temple. you can see the valley from here.
  • Hindu religious temple. It is situated at the top of a mountain. You can see entire Kathmandu here. Monkeys are adorable. Must visit once in your life. Really love this best place. It is recommend to visit this Hindu/Buddhist spiritual/religious place during day light.

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