Swayambhunath Stupa is the oldest holy shrine in the Kathmandu valley. As these Swayambhunath photos show, the Stupta, with its piercing eyes, is a captivating sight.
You'll find Swayambhunath Stupa atop a hill a short distance west of Kathmandu. Get there by taking a taxi, or Safa tempo number 20 from the main post office in Kathmandu's Sundhara district. There are two entrances to the Stupa, on the eastern and western sides. The eastern side involves a long climb up a steep stairway, but it's much more picturesque.
It's possible to walk back down the hill from Swayambhunath to Durbar Square in around 30 minutes.
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