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Swayambhunath Temple: Tours & Tickets

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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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Hours Today: 4:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Swayamhu Circle Road, Kathmandu 44620, Nepal
+977 986-5713743
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This temple complex is situated on a hillside with a view overlooking Kathmandu. There are numerous temples and sights to experience, including the monkey who reside there.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Lisa S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Apart from the monkeys we found this an interesting place to visit. The views are breathtaking of Kathmandu Valley. There is a lot of opportunities to purchase souvenirs. We also visited an art school (not real name see photo) and saw beautiful mandalas and other...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful place both visually and spiritually. Take time to sit on the roof terrace cafe and admire the views and the eagles!!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Toonloony
Reviewed yesterday

The Stupa and entire complex and the view are awe inspiring. Suggest going on a clear day...smog was pretty bad the day I went. You could see the city fairly well and a faint outline of the mountains.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank M384KNandyc
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Not crowded, beautiful and peaceful. Unlike other monuments in kathmandu the greedy nepali authorities don't try to charge you for entrance. Highly recommend over durbar square.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank rotemo340
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very ideally located and old temple. Though it was under repair and reconditioning but excellent architecture and design. A wind mill at top on way to temple is ‘a must visit ‘ and unique. Management to be bit more careful about cleanliness of the place...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank J C B
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you love ancient culture, this place will be a must to visit. Make sure you go alone to be able to contemplate all the surroundings that this place has.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Ricardo n
Reviewed 3 days ago

It’s a lovely place to see but you have lots of sellers trying to sell you their wares and pester you even you said no thank you. Lots of monkeys there.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank richardy8888
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The monkey temple, one of the most historic and religious place here at Kathmandu, near Patan Durbar Square! You can come with family and friends. You may find lots of monkeys around the place and some gift shops. I wouldn’t recommend buying anything from the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank moinul47
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I’m reliably informed that there are 365 steps up to the main stupa and, while I didn’t count, I can well believe it! I do know that there’s an entry fee of 200 rupees, which is pretty cheap, compared to other places. The hilltop where...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Annabel S
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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!
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??