Stupa At Swayambunath (Monkey) Temple In Kathmandu, Nepal Captured On An Attractive Acrylic Fridge Magnet
The Swayambunath Temple is situated in the Kathmandu Valley and is often referred to as the monkey temple due to the holy monkeys that reside there. The stupa at the Swayambunath Temple is featured on this acrylic fridge magnet from the catalogues of World Wide Gifts. The Stupa is decorated with the eyes and eyebrows of Buddha together with the Nepali unity symbol. Several temples and shrines accompany the stupa at the site. Bringing it right up to the present day is a selection of shops and restaurants. The site can be accessed on foot, by walking down 365 steps, or by vehicle. For those wanting to spend more time at Swayambunath there are hostels in which to stay.
Visiting Kathmandu In Nepal
Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal and is situated in the Kathmandu Valley surrounded by the mountains of Chandragiri, Nagarjun, Shivapuri, and Phulchoki. The city is the gateway for tourists to the area and is at the centre of the country's economy. The rich history of the area, which dates back some 2000 years, is reflected in its landmarks. The Boudhanath stupa is a central focus point for the Tibetan/Buddhist religious community and is one of the holiest sites in Kathmandu. The centre for tourists in the area is Durbar Square where the Royal Family resided until leaving approximately a century ago. Durbar means palace in Nepali, and the palace building remains, together with a myriad of temples. These temples are a huge part of the history and life of Kathmandu, as is the Swayambunath Temple which is displayed on our colourful acrylic fridge magnet.