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Family Review of Swayambunath Stupa

Away Travel Expert: Robin McKelvie
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FamilyExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Children aged 3 - 5 , 6 - 12 and 13 - 17
FamilyExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Don't even think of bringing a stroller here. The 305 steps are best negotiated with babies and toddlers carried in slings or backpacks.
  • The troop of monkeys that live around the temple will help keep younger visitors entertained. Among their repertoire is sliding down the banister of the long main stairway that leads to the temple.
  • Make sure you have plenty of drinking water. Climbing the stairs can be thirsty work, especially on a hot day.
Buddhists have been traveling to pay homage at Swayambunath Stupa for more than 15 centuries. The oldest holy shrine in the Kathmandu Valley, and one of the most striking, is a must-see regardless of religious persuasion. Kids and big kids alike are

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