The stupa of Swayambhunath

By Heather Farish

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Date Published: 12/31/2010 3:27:00 AM
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The stupa of Swayambhunath

Swayambhunath, commonly known as the Monkey Temple is a sacred Buddhist pilgrimage site that is also revered by the Hindus. It is located on a hill in Kathmandu, Nepal with the most spectacular approach being via the long staircase, supposedly 365 stairs. The central stupa is surrounded by shrines and temples.

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