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 :) Is not only lots of monkey there but dogs too. They lay on the ground and looks to be happy :)  more »
  • The worlds peaceful. I felt like i am in heaven. We steped in stairs from the kathmandu city's roads and then suddenly everything is like a dream. We play like a kid in a pond where everyone is...  more »

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