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Address: Manjushree Marg, Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone Number: +977-9843098218
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The Amazing Monkey Temple

The Swayambhunath Temple is a place to visit if you are looking for good place away from the crowded city. The monks and the stupas are a great attraction in this place. A must... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Kathmandu, Nepal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The monsoon season was great for me. It was a nice and sunny days and my two friends and I walked up to the top. So far, great. But when I saw so many shops and goods outside of them it was too overwhelming for the eyes. So a bit disappointed by that, but the view was beautiful. It's worth... More 

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Palanpur, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

we reach at 2pm seen good view of kathmandu city its called monkey temple also you must seen this place

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Swayambhunath Temple is a place to visit if you are looking for good place away from the crowded city. The monks and the stupas are a great attraction in this place. A must visit place in Kathmandu

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Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Its a lovely place to go to for a wander. Stunning views of Kathmandu guaranteed (if the weather is good) and the temple itself is beautiful.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Breathtaking view of the city, the 360 stairs is only for the enerjetic, we requested a dropp off with our driver to avoid some climbing. Lots of photo opportunities, a must visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The temple was partially covered in scaffolding when I visited, but it was still amazing. There are incredible monasteries around and great rooftop restaurants surrounding the temple.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I live within 2 kilometers from the Swoyambhunath stupa. I grew up playing around the temple. There are hundred of legacies, manuscripts and scriptures written about how settlement started in Kathmandu valley. One as such is associated with Swoyambhu Nath stupa. It is said that Kathmandu used to be a lake(daha). When the lake water receded from the gorge, there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a must see while in Nepal! You can take the back entrance to avoid climbing the 365 steps that lead up to the stupa, unless that is something you want to do... Lots of activity and energy here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Once you made it up the steps to the Stupa on top of a hill, you get rewarded with a great view ! And besides the majestic Stupa you come across monks, monkeys, and peaceful place! Don't miss it !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great place to go for good views of the city. If it's a good day with clear skies you can even see the mountains in the distance. Quite a climb, but worth it. Lots of super cute monkeys, but just keep an eye open if you have food with you! At the World Peace Pond, you can try your... More 

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