Swayambhunath Temple is one of the enlist world heritage site located in Kathmandu Valley. This place is naturally rich and peace with harmony among different religion people. It is located at the top hill in the northwest of Kathmandu Valley. Probably, it is one of the most sacred places among the Buddhist pilgrimage in the world. This temple is also Known by “Monkey Temple” due to the existance of huge number of monkeys around the forest’s temple. The temple stays at the top surrounded by forest in about circular dimension. The view from the top is amazing. We can easily view and feel the kathmandu valley from the top of Swayambhunath Temple. Actually, it is Budhhist religious place but there is no any limitation and boundaries for any visitors’ to capture the beautiful moment and scenario in this place.
It is believed that the stupa of Swayambhunath was emerged out of a primodial lake more than 2,000 years ago. Thus, literally the meaning of Swoyambhunath is “self-existent one“. In Sanskrit, Swoyam means ‘I or Self‘ and Bhu means ‘To exist’ which means the temple is self made by the nature. This temple contains number of shrines and monastries for the prayers.
As per the translation from the inscription (dated on 460 A.D.) found in temple, it is said that the temple was built by King Manadeva during 13th century. From then the temple has been developed as an important center of Buddhism.