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Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple)

Swoyambhunath Temple, a holy place for the devotees of Lord Buddha is situated at the top hill of Kathmandu valley. The stupa, a white dome and glittering golden spire which is visible from many sides of the valley. According to the historical inscription present in the stones justifies that the stupa was a very important Buddhist pilgrimage destination by the 5th century AD. Swayambhunath’s worshippers include Hindus, Buddhists of both Nepal and Tibet. The Newari Buddhists of central and southern Nepal worship Lord Buddha and Harati Goddess. The temple has very great importance in religious values, many pilgrimages visit Swoyambhunath every year, the locals of Kathmandu valley visit this temple on their daily basis. This temple is also known as Monkey temple because there is a civilization of a large number of monkeys. Visitors give food, click pictures, and love the environment by the presence of monkeys. Many people visit this temple in the morning to experience the breathtaking view of sunrise from the height of Kathmandu valley,  hundreds of pilgrims walk the 365 steps that lead up the hill and begin a series of clockwise circumambulations of the stupa. The temple is mostly visited on Saturdays which is the national holiday of Nepal, many people of all three generations visit the temple to spend their holiday. Every year on the day of Buddha Jayanti, a large number of people visits Swoyambhunath temple to mark the birth, enlightenment, and Nirvana of Gautam Buddha.

Siddhicharan Marg, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal

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