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- Amazing atmosphere here. Open and light. Just walking around, having coffee just watching the locals is really nice. I think paying entrence fees are importante and I hope the money goes where it is supposed. Think i so far paid three visits.Written February 6, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Death really comes close here. I am surprised how open they are and taking photos isnt strictly forbidden (as in Varanasi) as long as you are respectful.
I think its good therapy for us westeners to see this and remind ourself of death - something we try to hide from and forget of.
Anyhow a very good expericnce even though somewhat stomachwrenching...Written February 6, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Swyambhunath Stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple, is a Buddhist temple located in Kathmandu, Nepal.
The temple is situated on a hill and offers panoramic views of the city. The temple is an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists and is considered one of the holiest sites in the country. The stupa is comprised of a dome-shaped structure that is covered in shimmering gold and decorated with intricate carvings and colorful prayer flags.
The temple is surrounded by smaller shrines, and visitors can observe monkeys roaming around the temple grounds. The atmosphere at Swyambhunath Stupa is peaceful and serene, and a visit here is a unique opportunity to experience the spiritual and cultural heritage of Nepal.
Overall, the Swyambhunath Stupa is a must-visit for anyone interested in Buddhism, spiritual history, and cultural heritage.Written February 6, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Full of shops, and tourists. A place to explore a bit the night life and a variety of restaurants. You can find everything and anything walking through the roads.Written January 29, 2023
- I dont have anything against paying visitors fee - and I understand tourists should pay more than locals but i dont understand why SAARC tourists pay less...
And still after you paid you are still sort of mistrusted youve paid. That sort of actually bad manners make you feel unwelcome.
However. The museum is actually pretty ok with some sort of storytelling explaining the nations history. Well worth a visit.Written February 6, 2023
- Second time here for buddhist teachings and meditation. Amazing. Mindbending. And a wonderful place to stay at for some blissful days. Dont miss the dharma shop above the informationdesk.Written February 6, 2023
- One of this places who when you been there
You travel back in time !!Try to visit it when is takin place the Shivaratri festival
For sure is something different that time !!!Written February 23, 2020
- its a Hole place and must wathc how it is bult,,very beautiful ,temple for shraddha and trust for all hindus..Written January 2, 2023
- Alot got get from Hanuman Gate, which is located on the west side of Durbar Square or Basantapur durbar square.Written June 29, 2022
- Got there first thing in the morning. Was perfect, everything was just starting to get going. There where just a couple people at the Stupa at that time. Got to walk around and get some great pictures before it got busy.Written December 12, 2022
- Whole are is required to watch in Darbar square..it is a site approved by Unisco...world heritage site..beautifulWritten January 2, 2023
- This ancient building houses the six year old “living goddess” revered by the people of Nepal. The kumari is carried whenever she leaves the building several times a year for religious ceremonies. She always wears red clothing. Each kumari is chosen based on 32 characteristics of physical perfection plus her horoscope. Once the child is accepted she remains indoors at all times except for religious ceremonies. Occasionally, she will briefly appear at the upper window. Pictures of her are strictly forbidden. We saw a crowd gathering in the small courtyard so we waited and around 11:00, she came to the window. She just looked in one direction for about 10 seconds and left.
An interesting book to read entails a former kumari talking about her experience. Seemed like a lonely life for such a small child.Written January 18, 2020
- Religious place, I suggest to travel early in the morning so that you can see beautiful hills on the way. Dakshinkali Temple is a beautiful place to visit.Written September 7, 2022
- Visiting this monastery gives you a nice impression of the well decorated interior of this traditional building. Also interesting to watch daily life of the monks.Written July 10, 2019
- this temple close inside but i very beautiful big temple .when i go to durbar square ,visit there many time .,i always visit jaganath temple take a rest in this temple for more then hours.this temple is best place to sit and relaxing peace give meWritten March 23, 2022
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