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.
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 Kathmandu
see all of my high resolution Monkey Temple photos