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Swayambhunath Temple
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US$32.00*
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Private Half-Day Tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square...
Ranked #2 of 153 things to do in Kathmandu
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Swayambhunath is a glorious ancient religious architecture, located in the middle of Kathmandu city. It is center of faith of both Buddhist and Hindus.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Great views of all Katmandu from the top! You can go up by the almost 300 steps or by car, much better the second option! Really interesting stupa at the top.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank diazrodrigo
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

This was my first site in Kathmandu and after you climb all the steps the views are beautiful. The site is nice to walk around and they have many shops too.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Pontinha2015
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

One of my favourite places to hang out in Kathmandu; so great for people watching, and monkey watching, and watching monkeys watching people. Some nice eateries too

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank JaneWilsonHowarth
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We walked the steps and toured the grounds with our trek guide, and I learned a lot. It's an interesting mix of Hindi and Nepalese Buddhist structures and sculptures.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank wernerzu
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We walked up here in the mid morning. Many people are selling candles, incense, and trinkets on the way up, and you can make a donation to get blessed when you reach the top. Many vendors at the top of the temple are selling the same wares that are available in the shops in Thamel.

We saw dogs and monkeys and pigeons enjoying the food donated to them by the faithful.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Alm0stReady
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