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Swayambhunath Maha Chaitya

Before calling it a day, we make our final march to famous Swayambhunath Temple a.k.a. Monkey Temple, and instead of walking, we hired a trishaw to drop us at Shobha Bhagawati Bridge for 200 rupee with 1.5 KM of distance. From here, it was another 1 KM of walk, and since it was a tough uphill, hence we did not force our trishaw guy to went up but we walk our self a little before reaching the east entrance of Swayambhunath Temple. There was a series of stairs to climb, hence we have a quick lunch at Swoyambhu Domino cafe just opposite of the entrance before start the hike.

Get ready for the rickshaw ride to Swayambhunath Temple.

The east entrance to the temple.

Almost there to the top.

Fabian with his gimbal video shot along the hike.

It took us around 15 mins hike to reach to the top from east entrance, and first thing caught my sight was the stupa with Buddha's eyes with eyebrows painted on it, which was almost identical to the one in Boudhanath Stupa. The major different between both the temple was simply there was a lot of monkeys here, a lot of them! Most of them was just wandering peacefully without concerning too much to the crowd, probably just few outlier which was quite fierce against people around. We stay some moment to enjoy the dawn here before rushing back our hotel hoping that Mandy getting better, and greet to Samantha which should already reach at this time!

Look really similar like the Boudhanath Stupa right?

With certain distance away, you can see the Buddha's eyes in all 4 sides of the stupa.

Monkeys helping each other to scratch their bodies from itchies.

Hariti Temple houses the goddess Hariti, protector of children.

The monkeys and Swayambhunath Stupa.

The stupa shine brightly with the ray from evening sunlight.

Another group of monkeys on the area, most of them having very reddish face.

Dawn colors hitting the Buddha's eyes of this magnificent structure.

View of Kathmandu from the temple.

Getting dark soon, time to go back to hotel.

Swayambhunath Maha Chaitya - Nepal

November 2018

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