Swayambhunath Temple, Kathmandu

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Must see · World heritage site · Religious Site · Tourist Spot
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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  • Returning from Annanapurna Base Camp, we visited Swayambhunath stupa. The stupa is a World Heritage site and certainly worth the visit. As stupa is very holy place for buddhist. We got the most...  more »
  • The Swaybhunath stupa located atop the hill in Kathmandu offers really good view of Kathmandu valley. I really enjoy it going out of hustle and bustle of Kathmandu city and pollution, really superb...  more »

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