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Swayambhunath Temple, Kathmandu

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 3,200 reviews on the web
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. A visit to Swayambhunath Temple represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Kathmandu vacation planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Visited this monkey temple on our holiday to Kathmandu Nepal. we love this attractive place which is in the hill and you can see really good sunset. recommended. 
  • so beautiful view from monkey temple we see all Kathmandu so beautiful , ithere so mush Buddhist people and many monkey . 
  • This place is and will remain magic, he is recovering from the earthquake in 2015, but the key elements are in perfect condition. Come early (9: 00) to avoid tour groups coming by bus. In October 2016, the entrance is 200 rupees for foreigners. Contrary to what I read the monkeys are absolutely not aggressive, I saw people photographing them at 50 cm without problems. No pulling of jewelry, sunglasses and camera to report on my visit.
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  • It is writing in the Gemara wherever there is idolatry (faith idol \ Statue) wrath in this place, that is idolatry leads to renouncement of abundance and goodness, and continued to residents of poverty and sorrow , and the degree of judgment tense instead and visit them to various problems and strange " and no guard and no blessing that rejected feet he called   Then the flood nations accepted the Creator of the World Seven Laws of Noah , and one of the commandments is the prohibition of idolatry ie prohibited refreshments or bow to the statue or mask Spiritual insights and study of the secrets of creation, search google: Rabi Yossi Mizrachi, Revolution of truth.
  • Darshan on 1985 and 2008 with Biman Acharya and Gobinda Dutta and Others .
  • Very cool place.. a must-see if you are in kathmandu. It would be way much better if wasn't for all the rubbish left everywhere (and I'm not talking about the poo from animals, I'm talking about plastic bags and bottles that you can see flying everywhere and at every corner of this amazing place). Can't forget the view! Can't forget the atmosphere! Can't forget the stink of rubbish! PS.. there is a 200 rupees fee at the entrance for only tourist. (It worth to go)
  • I love this place.this place is very beautiful for visiting. And this temple protect the old cultural and heritage of our country Nepal.
  • NIce Expeience. Could be more nice if cleanliness is maintained more.
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