I love Swayambhunath Temple. To me it represents everything that is Nepal. The Buddha, the amazing view of Kathmandu, the walk up the mountain, the prayer flags, the beauty and harmony, and of course the monkeys. The monkeys are clearly used to the people. They come very close to you sometimes but completely ignore you all the same. They are wild animals but they clearly coexist with the people just as I saw all over Nepal. I was warned they can snatch food from your hands or run off with cameras but witnessed no troublesome behavior. They are sure fascinating to watch.The place retains an aura of peacefulness even though there are tourists and sellers everywhere.A must see place!
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