Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple)
Nepal, Katmandu

Swayambhunath is a Buddhist temple center and village on the outskirts of Kathmandu in Nepal. Also called Monkey Temple.
In the center of the complex is a large Buddhist stupa, around which there are several Tibetan monasteries of different schools and directions and a Tibetan school.
Swayambhunath is also revered by Hindus who have a small sanctuary near the stupa.
The stupa is located on a high mountain to the west of the city, in order to climb it, it is necessary to overcome 365 steps, according to the number of days in a year.
In the temple grove on the mountain slopes, a large number of wild monkeys live, which are fed by pilgrims and temple attendants.
The sides of the stupa look at the cardinal points with a rotation of 60 degrees. There is a legend that in ancient times the north pole turned 60 degrees.
Source of text: Wikipedia

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