Monkey Temple, Kathmandu

The Buddha taught here. It’s said. Emperor Ashoka built a temple here in the 3rd century BC, it’s said.

But the earliest confirmed activity here was 460 AD.

It’s my favourite place in Kathmandu.

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I visited 3 times in 2 days. (Don’t ask. It’s embarrassing.)

Dusk is the best time.

Swoyambhunath … is an ancient religious complex atop a hill in … Kathmandu city. It is also known as the Monkey Temple as there are holy monkeys …

… among the oldest religious sites in Nepal. …

Although the site is considered Buddhist, the place is revered by both Buddhists and Hindus. …

Ranked #2 of 65 Attractions in KathmanduP1310719

 

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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