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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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Swayambhunath is something everyone must visit while at Kathmandu. The city view from the top is mesmerizing. This place carries equal significance for Buddhism and Hindus. As it's one of the major... more »
We have visited this beautiful place and it is really memorable time for us. Specially its a peace and great view of kathmandu. more »
It is one of my favourite places to visit in Kathmandu. It is located at the top of a hill, and when you are there, you can see the whole Kathmandu valley. The temple itself is beautiful and majestic but the environment makes it more spiritual. It does not matter whether you are Buddhist or not, you need to visit Swayambhu once at least.
Totally beautiful temple... Most awesome and awesome ever seen
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