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Address: Manjushree Marg, Kathmandu 44620, Nepal
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A must-visit destination if you're in Kathmandu

As it is still under construction after the earthquake, but it's still an amazing location. It has 365 upstairs to reach the main temple. Don't visit in a hurry. Takes your time... read more

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Reviewed today NEW

As it is still under construction after the earthquake, but it's still an amazing location. It has 365 upstairs to reach the main temple. Don't visit in a hurry. Takes your time to go up and stay there couple of hours. View from upstairs is mind blowing. Temple area is also peaceful. Some shops are there to buy gifts. Lots... More 

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Swayambhunath Temple is located on top of a hill from where you can see 360 degree city view of Kathmandu. It is also known as Monkey Temple since there are many monkeys.I usually go there for morning walk because to reach the top you should climb around 390 steps. There is a beautiful Stupa on top of the hill and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful Stupa and surrounding area. Easy to spend an hour walking around the monument. Highly recommend getting tea on a roof overlooking the Stupa!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The most beautiful view of Kathmandu is from there. The place is sacred for buddhists, but you also find some hindu temples, showing the diversity of Nepali culture!

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Manitou Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was still under construction after the earthquake, but it's still an amazing temple. This is one of the attractions that could take a couple of hours or all day! It was raining during our visit, so we only stayed about an hour to look around and take photos. You can't visit Kathmandu with a trip to this temple!

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Mysuru (Mysore), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Located on the highest point in kathmandu, one can see the city below. As it is a tourist attraction it is always crowded

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Thank pecca27
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Get past the many steps and anyone following you, or trying to sell their wares, then get past the peak, where the stupa is, and walk down the steps to the back of the stupa - this is where it is more peaceful, with prayer flags through the trees and many Buddha statues.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm not usually one for visiting religious temples, but this one was worth visiting. Fantastic view of the entire city and beautiful architecture. It is a bit of a hike to get to the top, but the view is worth it. Definitely a Nepali must see. One drawback is the smell. Dogs, cows, and monkeys roam free up there, and... More 

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Canberra
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an ancient Hindu and Buddhist site still struggling to recover from the 2015 earthquake. Often crowded, the eastern (city side) approach is atmospheric but steep. The west is much shorter and easier.

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Santiago, Chile
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had enough of the temples - but went here because I heard it was good. Pleasantly surprised. Best views of the city!

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