Kathmandu’s Monkey Temple in Photos

Kathmandu’s Monkey Temple in Photos

People seem to have such mixed feelings about monkeys. Personally I find them adorable and full of character. So of course a visit to the Swayambhunath Temple Complex, better known as the Monkey Temple, would be on my list of places to visit in Kathmandu. 


Swayambhunath Stupa

The Stupa at the top of the hill.

 Swayambhunath is first and foremost a religious site but I really only came for the monkeys.


Enjoying a bit of preening

Kathmandu Valley

Swayambhunath Temple has an amazing view of the valley



Prayer Flags

Prayer Flags


baby monkey

My favourite photo of the day

The Monkey Temple is open daily. It costs 200 rupees to enter the temple complex at the top of the hill but it is worth it for the view alone. Don’t take any food or drinks with you and hold onto your possessions. The monkeys are known to steal things and can become aggressive. As long as you keep your distance you shouldn’t have a problem with them though.

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