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Review of Swayambhunath Temple

Swayambhunath Temple
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Cultural Walking Tour of Kathmandu: Swayambhunath and Durbar Square with...
Ranked #2 of 173 things to do in Kathmandu
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
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“Stunning Views!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

It was good to have a guide when visiting Swayambhunath Temple. The views are beautiful, you can see Kathmandu from above. There were monkeys everywhere.

Visited October 2012
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“Night visit, magical!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

I visited this place at night time, it's was magical to see the temple with the lighting around it and you also have a view of the city from up there, it's beautiful. It was very impressive to walk down the stairs with the monkeys jumping all around us.

Visited October 2012
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“Approach this temple using the Steps.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

We visited this temple on a free day, we walked from Thamel. Fascinating place to visit, with a good outlook over Kathmandu Valley. We enjoyed the photographic opportunities with the resident monkeys.

Visited December 2012
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Santiago, Chile
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“A must do!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

If you go to Nepal, yo have to go there! The stairs up give the experience a special touch. Also, a lot of monkeys!

Visited January 2012
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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“The monkey temple is worth the stairs”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

After climbing what feels like an endless set of stairs, you are greeted with a panoramic view of the city and an amazing temple. You're surrounded by monkeys that are treated as holy beings and you can watch as they are fed crushed berries and fruit.

You can also find souvenirs and a nice meal at the top.

Definitely worth the hike up. It is a well maintained temple.

Visited March 2012
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