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Swayambhunath Temple, Kathmandu

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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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  • Long que for darshan but it was good with temples of Lakshmi Narayan and Radhakrishna. Strong vibrations of positive and spiritual energy. Early morning darshan is a good start to the day. Wonderful.....  more
    Long que for darshan but it was good with temples of Lakshmi Narayan and Radhakrishna. Strong vibrations of positive and spiritual energy. Early morning darshan is a good start to the day. Wonderful.....  more »
  • An ancient religious complex atop a hill in Kathmandu is in no doubt one of the must visit place in Kathmandu Nepal. Probably one of the most sacred among Buddhist sites, the complex consists of... 
    An ancient religious complex atop a hill in Kathmandu is in no doubt one of the must visit place in Kathmandu Nepal. Probably one of the most sacred among Buddhist sites, the complex consists of...  more »
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  • I had a pleasure to visit this amazing place. Despite the hot weather, the temple can give you an insight into the local culture. You can also get a guide who will tell you the story of the place and explain in details particular things (with a payment). Definitely a must see place if you’re planning to come to Kathmandu and nearest cities.
  • It is at the top of valleys mountain. Best place to get a pleasure. I really love the place. We can see whole Kathmandu valley from there. Best to visit there once in a life. We must visit there in life to get some Best experience in life with eyes not by captured photos. Some how it is the place to get something Best in life experience.

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