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#2 of 20 Places To Visit in Kathmandu
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Swayambhu, Kathmandu 44620, Nepal
entry fee
NPR 200
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timings
All days of the week
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
visit duration
2 to 3 hours

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Located in Kathmandu, Swayambhunath is easily accessible. Swayambhunath is located in a very good area and is just about 4.8 km from the centre of Kathmandu via Swayambhu Marg. You can travel to this amazing place by hiring a cab or you can travel by local transportation. Travelling by cab is the best option. The place is well-connected and once you reach the destination you can see many other places too. This is a must visit place for all. Do travel safely and enjoy your time in Kathmandu!

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about swayambhunath

Swayambhunath Temple or The Monkey Temple as its famously referred to is one of the oldest religious sites in Nepal. Typically considered Buddhist, the temple is revered by people of all faiths. A golden spire crowning a conical wooded hill, it is the most ancient and enigmatic of all the holy shrines in Kathmandu valley. Its lofty white dome and glittering golden spire are visible for many miles and from all sides of the valley.

Historical records found on a stone inscription give evidence that the stupa was already an important Buddhist pilgrimage destination by the 5th century AD.According to translations from an inscription dating back to 460 AD, it was built by King Manadeva and, by the 13th century, it has developed into an important center of Buddhism . The magnificent Swayambhunath consists of a dome at the base, with a cubical above. 

The cubical structure supports the eyes of Buddha, looking in four directions with the word ‚ ÄòUnity' carved in between. The temple depicts skilled structural expertise and artistic proficiency. One of the most visited tourist spots in Kathmandu,Swayambhunath is responsible for bringing together people of different beliefs under a common roof.

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