Swayambhunath

Located outside the ring road surrounding Kathmandu, this Buddhist temple is considered to be one of the definitive experiences of the city. Nicknames the ‘Monkey Temple’ given the mass of monkeys you’ll find, the compound is centred around a white stupa, topped by a spire with the painted eyes of Buddha. It is a great place to see the sun set over Kathmandu and the mystical atmosphere of ancient carvings and prayer wheels everywhere is heightened by all the morning and evening pilgrims who come here to make a ritual circumnavigation of the stupa.


More Places-To-Visit in Kathmandu
Asan Tole
Bhimsen Tower (Dharahara)
Garden of Dreams
Hanuman Dhoka
Jaisi Deval Temple
Kasthamandap (Pavilion of the Wood)