"The Monkey temple,..." Swayambunath Tip by johis

Swayambunath, Nepal: 22 reviews and 38 photos


The Monkey temple, Swayambunath, lies up on a hill, some hundereds of steps up steep stairs. It's fantastic, dreamlike place with a huge stupa like the one in Boudanath and several smaller ones. Similar to Boudanath there are also both nunneries and monasteries in the area. The name comes from the numerous rhesus monkeys running around all over.

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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