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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  • This is a must see, it is beautiful.....there are shops in a circle around the temple where you can see the painting of the Buddhist mandalas...shops selling prayer flags, singing bowls and all...  more »
  • Words fall short if I try to describe about this amazing world heritage site of Nepal. When you personally visit this pilgrimage site, you realise the importance of the place. I am just in love with.....  more »
  • Swayambhunath Temple situated one of the peck small hill of Kathmandu valley, you can see nice view of the Kathmandu. It is the name of peace.  more »

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