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Attractions of tourism in Swayambhunath

Destination: Swayambhunath 
Highlights:
•Typical view of Swayambhunath from afar – cob-looking temples sit on top of a hill covered with greenery.
•You will pass a number of small Buddhas during the ascent.
• There are also the most monkeys in this area.Macaques are everywhere.
•They climb the sights, jump in the trees, go through the trash or try to take your snack away. So it is highly recommended not to show any food here.Directly to stupa leads a long staircase Thulo Bharyang.The landmark of the entire hill is stupa Swayambhunath.Wandering around the templesExcept for the temples you will find here also beautiful historic houses besieged with souvenir stalls.From the hill is also an interesting view of the immense basin full of houses that strongly resemble to each other.Except for the main stupa there is a number of other quaint temples around.Best time:All around the year
Accommodation:
You shouldn't worry about accommodation in Swayambhunath as you can easily reach to any hotels within Kathmandu easily and you we don't recommend you to stay around Swayambhunath.


Transportation:
As it is only about two kilometers from Thamel, it is accessible from the center also by foot. Otherwise you can go with public vehicles or hire a taxi easily.
Description:
Swayambhu Nath Stupa is popular temple in Kathmandu valley for both religious people of Buddhist and Hindus, lies 3km west . It is located 77m above the sea level of the Kathmandu valley.Swayambhunath Temple also called the `Monkey Temple' because of the many hundreds of monkeys who scamper around the temple. Swayambhunath's worshippers include Hindus, Vajrayana Buddhists of northern Nepal and Tibet, and the Newari Buddhists of central and southern Nepal. Each morning before dawn, hundreds of pilgrims will ascend the 365 steps that lead up the hill. 
It was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument List in 1979.The history of the Valley, according to the legends, the lotus mysteriously radiated a brilliant light, and the name of the place came to be Swayambhu, meaning 'Self-Created or Self-Existent'. Bodhisattva Manjusri came across a beautiful lake during his travel. He saw a lotus that emitted brilliant light at the lake's center, so he cut a gorge in a southern hill and drained the waters to worship the lotus. The lotus was then transformed into a hill and the light became the Swayabhunath Stupa. Men settled on the bed of the lake and called it the Kathmandu Valley. From then on, the hilltop of the Self-existent Lord has been a holy place.