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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  • Nice place to visit, many people will try to sell you souvenirs, always haggle down for a selling price because they will always try for a very high price with foreigners. Monkeys will notice if you'r...  more »
  • The Temple of the Apes, the Buddhist Temple: The sacred apes live here. If you have food in your hand, you should pay attention. At any moment a monkey can come and take the food in your hand. The tem...  more »
  • The place is really nice, it's a typical nepalese temple with flags that surround. The visit is not very long but well worth it, in addition you can enjoy a beautiful view over the city of katmandu.
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