Day tour in Kathmandu

17 December 2005 - 1350m

Visit to the Swayambhunath (monkey temple) and Boudanath in Kathmandu, Nepal. Kathmandu is a very interesting city, rich in history and culuture, so it certainly worth to spend here a few days before and after any trek in Nepal.

Monkey temple Monkey temple
Entrance to Swayambhunath (Monkey temple). This temple is an important place for buddist religion and is built on a hill top in Kathmandu.

 

Swayambhunath
The long stairs going on the top of the hill.

 

Monkey Monkey
There are many monkeys in and around the temple, from them the name of "Monkey Temple".

 

The beautiful eyes of Buddha.

 

Monkey Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal Monkey Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal
The large central stupa on the very top of the hill, from where many prayer flags float in the sky.


 

Prayer wheels
The prayers wheels. Inside the cylinders there is a roll of paper where prayers are written. By turning the wheels by hands, the prayers go in the sky.

 

Prayers wheels Prayers wheels

 

Incense burning
A Pilgrims burning incense

 

Monkey Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal Monkey Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal
Photos of Monkey Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal.



 

Stupa and prayers flags

 

Stupa, chorten and prayers flags Stupa, chorten and prayers flags
Stupa, chorten and prayers flags.



 

Panorama of Kathmandu
A photo of Kathmandu, from the hill's top.

 

Boudanath Boudanath
The Boudanath, in Kathmandu Valley. The Boudanath is one of the world's largest stupa.


 

Prayer flags
Thousands of prayer flags.

 

Boudanath, Kathmandu, Nepal
Pilgrims walking around the Boudanath.

 

Temple in Kathmandu Temple in Kathmandu
Temple in Kathmandu Kathmandu
A small temple built recently

 

Temple in Kathmandu

 

Kathmandu Kathmandu, Nepal
The stairs going on a terrace around the stupa.

 

A pilgrim turning the prayers wheels
A pilgrim turning the prayers wheels.

 

Boudanath, Kathmandu, Nepal Boudanath, Kathmandu, Nepal
A panoramic view on the Boudanath, and view of the top portion of the stupa.

 

Boudanath, Kathmandu, Nepal

 

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