Swoyambhunath

Swayambhunath is an ancient religious architecture atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, west of Kathmandu city. The Tibetan name for the site means 'Sublime Trees' (Wylie: Phags.pa Shing.kun), for the many varieties of trees found on the hill. However, Shing.kun may be a corruption of the local Nepal Bhasa name for the complex, Singgu, meaning 'self-sprung'. For the Buddhist Newars, in whose mythological history and origin myth as well as day-to-day religious practice Swayambhunath occupies a central position, it is probably the most sacred among Buddhist pilgrimage sites. For Tibetans and followers of Tibetan Buddhism, it is second only to Boudha.


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Nepal at a Glance

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  • Area 147181 sq.km
  • Population 29.8 million (UN, 2010)
  • Location Situated between China in the north and India in the south, east and west
  • Capital Kathmandu
  • People Nepal has more than 101 ethnic groups and 92 spoken languages.
  • Language Nepali is the national language; travel-trade people understand and speak English as well.
  • Religion Nepal is a secular state with a pre-dominance of Hindu and Buddhist population.
  • Currency Nepali Ruppee (approximately US$ 1 equals Rs. 109. 02 as pf January 2017)
  • Climate Nepal has 4 major seasons (1) Winter: December-February (2) Spring: March-May (3) Summer: June-August (4) Autumn:September-November. Monsoons are from June till mid September. Nepal can be visited the whole year round.
  • What to Wear Light weight clothing is recommended from May through October, Warm garments are required in October-March. An umbrella or a raincoat is a must for th rainy season.

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Packaged Trips of Swoyambhunath

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