Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
Holy monkeyA visit to Swayambhunath, commonly called the monkey temple, was an unplanned highlight of my brief time in Kathmandu. The sights, sounds and smells needed more than the 45 minutes I had to spare in the midst of a full work schedule. I almost thought this denizen of the temple was going to pounce atop my head, but after seemingly considering doing so, it moved on. I will definitely plan a longer visit should I have the opportunity to again travel to Nepal.
about 5 years ago
Kathmandu city view
A visit to Swayambhunath, the monkey temple, is worth it if for no other reason than to get an exceptional view of Kathmandu spread out before you - it's almost a 360 degree view. Add the uniqueness of the temple grounds and people watching and it is an incredible place to visit.