The Swayambhunath Stupa, more popular as the Monkey Temple, is situated at the top of the hill in Kathmandu, which is a 5th century Buddhist monumental site. It is regarded as a self-sprung monumental site during the time that Kathmandu valley was a Lake. For the Buddhist pilgrimage tour in Nepal, Swayambhunath stupa remains the best selection in the Kathmandu valley. One of the UNESCO monumental sites, Swayambhunath is popular as the monkey temple as it shelters uncountable monkeys. Newari Buddhism is one of the major features here, which is known as Vajrayana. The eyes of Buddha represent wisdom and compassion. To climb the steps up the hill top are believed to be the ladder to lead you to the state of enlightenment.
Monkey, paying homage to the prayer flags
Monkeys on the tree and the prayer flags (toran)
Hey buddy, why not a chance to drink for me?
Shall I drink it?- the monkey
Oh, lets not worry. Just drink it. Its so cold.
A different gaze
Kathmandu Valley view from Swayambhunath
Sunrise view at the Swayambhunath Stupa top
Three Statues and the travellers
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