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Swayambhunath Stupa

Swayambhunath, Nepal
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    Pinky Harpre
    5 Apr 30, 2012
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    5 Aug 29, 2011
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    3 Oct 08, 2012
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    5 Jan 30, 2012
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    5 Mar 27, 2012
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    4 Jun 23, 2012
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    5 Jun 29, 2012
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    3 Jul 01, 2012
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    5 Dec 06, 2012
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    5 Jan 26, 2014
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    5 Nov 26, 2013
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    4 Nov 02, 2013
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4.5 out of 5
33 members' reviews
495 people visited Swayambhunath Stupa

Description

A golden spire crowning a conical wooded hill, Swayambhunath Stupa 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 ... read more
century AD. Its origins however, date to a much earlier time, long before the arrival of Buddhism into the valley.

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