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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  • standing on the top feel i did a great trek hahah.. its the place on the top of hill . Every minute worth to visit  more »
  • The last sightseeing in Kathmandu is Swayambenath. There are many monkeys in Swayambenath. Fruit sale of Monkey Temple. Temple under Swayambenath. came up on the Swayambenath. There were some people who went around while turning this, saying that there was a gomly and a lot. It is a large temple above Swayambenath. The hill of Swayambenath overlooks the town of Kathmandu. There are more than two million people in a big town.
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