Come with us to check out Swayambhunath Stupa, otherwise known as the Monkey Temple. It’s located
on a hill about three kilometers away from Katmandu, and it’s one of the most important Buddhist sites
in the city. Supposedly, it first appeared more than two thousand years ago when a lake in the area
People who struggled to pronounce the name called it the Monkey Temple. Since the 70s, the Stupa has
been a symbol of faith and peace, with Hindu temples and Deities mixed into the Buddhist site. It’s said
‘that the grandeur of Kathmandu Valley began at this spot. It’s the oldest of its kind in Nepal and is
loaded with shrines and monasteries. The extremely steep stone steps to the shrine are a bit of a
challenge, but there’s also a motor road leading most of the way to the top, which is just a short distance
away. Buddhists and Hindus visit the Swayambhunath Stupa all year round. The name literally means
This symbol of Nepal is an old religious structure on a hilltop in the Katmandu Valley. Records show that
it was already a popular pilgrimage spot by the 5th century. Nowadays, it’s one of the holiest
Buddhist sites and is a must-visit for tourists. It was constructed by King Mandi, and by the 13th century,
it had become a big Buddhist center. Rumors say that a lotus bloomed in the middle that spread its light
across the valley. People from all over the nation journeyed to witness the light that supposedly gave
them enlightenment. You can find devotees checking out the stupa all the time. It’s Budha in a more
spiritual sense of Zen. That spot is the prime place to witness religious unity in Nepal. It’s also home to
tons of monkeys said to be from Tibet, so it was given the name of Monkey Temple. From the top of the
hill, you can see a beautiful sight of the Kaman Valley, with monkeys hanging from trees and prayer flags
draped around the multi-colored temple. Just be careful – there are a lot of monkeys and strays around
here, and they could be risky. Don’t bring any food, and keep an eye on small kids – these monkeys are
A trip to this sacred and significant place is like a wildlife adventure and a religious experience all in one.
It’s an awe-inspiring experience that allows you to really take in the beauty of nature. The air is filled
with the smell of incense and butter lamps, and the intricate designs of the stupa are an absolute sight
to behold. You can also observe local worshippers and pilgrims making their way around the stupa,
chanting mantras, offering up prayers, and spinning the prayer wheels set into its base. This creates a
mystical atmosphere that’s further reinforced by devotees who go around the stupa each morning and
night, making wishes for the benefit of all living things as a sign of their reverence for Buddha.
Some say visiting Swayambhunath is like seeing the Buddha in person. People claim it brings peace,
freedom, and joy to everyone around the world and helps them reach ultimate enlightenment. What do
you think of the Stupa? What do you like best about it? If you’re looking to visit, we’ve got you covered.
What do you guys think about the Stupa, and what do you like the most about this beautiful place? If you want to visit Swayambhunath, we have got you covered.
After you’ve enjoyed the thrilling and joyful experience, you can choose whether to visit other beautiful places in Nepal or head back home. No matter what you choose, we hope you have a fantastic time.
We can accommodate group tours for this trip; however, you may also opt for a private tour according to your liking. We can arrange private trips at any time of the year at any date of your choosing. Please let us know. If you have the opportunity to go to Nepal, you now know which places to see first. Enjoy your experience, and have a safe journey.