Swayambhunath--Monkey Temple February 2nd 2008 Swayambhunath is one of the oldest religious sites in Nepal. It was erected by King Mānadeva in the 5th Century. The site is Buddhist, but it is a place of worship for Buddhists and Hindus, and many Hindu kings have paid their respects at Swayambhunath.
The structure consists of a solid dome supporting a cubical structure with Buddha's eyes looking in all four directions.
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Asia » Nepal » Kathmandu In 1951, the Nepalese monarch ended the century-old system of rule by hereditary premiers and instituted a cabinet system of government. Reforms in 1990 established a multiparty democracy within the framework of a constitutional monarchy. A Maoist in... ... read more