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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 via mobile

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

Thank Vivinada
Reviewed 2 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 3 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 4 days 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 6 days ago via mobile

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

Thank ashok p
Reviewed 6 days 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 6 days 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a really fantastic place to visit. Different experience from a religious place. Beautiful nature, dangerous monkeys, lots of steps to get to the temple and a good location for photography.

Thank Haadii
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No word can ever describe the beauty of this temple. The complex is big and the view from the temple is nice. You can actually see the Kathmandu Valley. However, few monkeys are aggressive and looks like they're trying to scare the tourists, just be...More

Thank Elton H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The 300+ stairs do sound intimidating and it is certainly an challenge to get up there right in the high noon sun, but it is worth it. Once you reach the top, your efforts will be awarded with a great view over the city and...More

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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??