The Swoyambhunath is a stupa or a monument located at the top of a hill in Nepal. This place is considered to be a major historical landmark with its surrounding structures was believed to be more than 2,500 years old. The place is located 70 meters above a hill on the Ring Road of Kathmandu, 3 kilometers outside the city center. With its somehow steep location doesn't keep thousands of people from coming to the place. Lots of tourists and devotees crowd the area almost everyday just to view the magnificent Swoyambhunath.
The stupa or the monument itself has also many surrounding temples and shrine around the area. Here, one can find Tibetan monasteries and the many statues of different gods. There is also a forest nearby the Swoyambhunath where visitors love to visit because it is the home of the macaque monkeys. Visitors love to play with the monkeys and even feed them. Because of these, the temple itself was called "monkey temple".
Swoyambhunath is visited mostly by Buddhists to gather for religious matters and pay homage to their gods. It is also been a favorite by people with a great passion for ancient sculptures and fine architectures. Visitors who come to the place even came from far places just to see the amazing beauty and uniqueness of the place. Though the place requires a pretty steep climb, visitors and devotees are unstoppable in coming here.
The beauty of the Swoyambhunath monument is truly remarkable with its location from the top of the hill which will give everyone an exciting and fun ride by climbing to the top itself. One can also view here the overwhelming landscape of the Nepal state. Visitors will surely enjoy the fresh wind breeze which will relax them after an exhausting climb.
There are also flower vendors found at the foot of the hill where visitors can buy flowers to offer for the gods at the Swoyambhunath monument.
People from different places, with any age and whatever the religion may be is always advice to visit here during their Nepal visits. Because this place is one of the things the Nepalese people are known for, one must see the place and be a part of the many people who witnessed the very notable and sacred place of the Buddhists.