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Swayambhunath Stupa

स्वयमभुनाथ स्तूप

Address: Bhaganpau -

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Details Information of Swayambhunath Stupa

Open Time



There is an entry fee

Visit Duration

4 hour

Best time / season to Visit

early in the morning and late afternoon

Wheelchair Accessibility

Wheelchair Not Accessible

Best For ( amenities )

All Age

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What does the name Swayambhunath mean?

In Nepalese language it means self - sprung


Where is Swaymbhunath situated?

It is situated in the top of a hill in Kathmandu valley, Nepal


Who built the stupa?

It was built by King Manadeva in 460 A.D.


Why is it called Monkey Temple?

There are a number of monkeys in the temple area and they are believed to be holy


What is the significance of it?

The stupa is the most ancient and holy shrine and a must visit place to observe religious harmony.


How many steps are there in Swayambhunath ?

365 steps


How far is it from Kathmandu ?

It is only 4.8 kilometres away from the city centre of Kathmandu


What are some main attractions?

Magnificent view of the Kathmandu valley, small stupas,pagoda, monasteries, statue of sleeping Buddha, gold plated Vajra statue, traditional Tibetan paintings.


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Is Swayambhunath Stupa worthy to visit?

Travellers average satisfaction about this place is 83 and 5 people visited this place.
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Travellers Experience / Reviews about Swayambhunath Stupa

Ripon Hossain visited at: 2020-09-29

Swayambhu Nath Stupa is extraordinary compared to other spots to visit in Kathmandu. Old spot with an entire parcel of engineering and culture. From that point, you can see the entire Kathmandu valley. Better to go in the daytime and the evening, so you can feel both nonexistent sentiments. We adored this spot. Energetically prescribed to visit.

Satisfaction: 91%

Abdullah Omar visited at: 2019-10-29

A gathering of lovely antiquated Temples of blended confidence i.e Hindu just as Buddhist. One of the most established sanctuary on the slope top. There are two different ways to climb. One is part of the way associated with motorable streets and the other is with steps. A troublesome trip. you will get the organization of Monkeys. It was a great experience

Satisfaction: 81%

Md Ovi visited at: 2020-08-30

Temple is situated on the highest point of the slope where you need to go up by steps. Monkeys are near and while in transit to the sanctuary. From the top wonderful view is opening regulating Kathmandu city. The spot has its energy and climate, quiet and serene.

Satisfaction: 85%

Tahmidul Islam visited at: 2016-11-30

The Swayambhunath Temple is found high on a slope in Kathmandu, and in light of its recorded importance, it has been assigned as a UNESCO World Heritage site of which Nepal has ten (10) such UNESCO locales. To get to this Temple, you can either make the demanding 365 strides up the slope or take public transportation up the slope on the posterior of the Temple - a lot simpler!

Satisfaction: 78%

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