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Kathmandu – The Swayambunath

The Swayambunath in silhouette, on the approach from the central city
The Swayambunath in silhouette, on the approach from the central city
One of numerous shrines near the Swayambunath
Dog and pony show, on the approach to the Swayabunath
A Tibetan pilgrim at the base of the Swayambunath, Kathmandu
One of two large Buddha statues at the base of the Swayambunath
The central chorten at the Swayambunath temple gleams in the morning sun
The all seeing eyes of the Buddha, on the central Chorten of the Swayambunath
Butter lamps inside the main chamber of the Swayambunath
The central chorten at the Swayambunath
The central chorten at the Swayambunath
"Swayambunath" means monkey temple – and for good reason
"Swayambunath" means monkey temple – and for good reason
"Swayambunath" means monkey temple – and for good reason
"Swayambunath" means monkey temple – and for good reason
The Swayambunath temple is beautifully decorated with intricate bronze sculptures
The Swayambunath temple is beautifully decorated with intricate bronze sculptures
The Swayambunath temple is beautifully decorated with intricate bronze sculptures
The Swayambunath temple is beautifully decorated with intricate sculptures
The Swayambunath temple is beautifully decorated with intricate sculptures
The Swayambunath temple is beautifully decorated with intricate sculptures
Intricately decorated prayer wheels encircle the main chorten, Swayambunath
Monks in discussion, as they circumnavigate the central chorten in a clockwise direction
Monks enjoying the view of Kathmandu from the Swayambunath
Kathmandu, from the Swayambunath
Kathmandu and the Himalaya, viewed from the Swayambunath during the daytime
Looking towards the expanded complex behind the main chorten
A view back to the main chorten, from the expanded complex along the ridge
Prayer flags in every direction
Prayer flags in every direction
Chortens and prayer flags, along the ridge from the main chorten
Contemplation
Grooming
Locals enjoying the  view of Kathmandu, from the Swayambunath at dusk.
A stall owner, dusk at the Swayambunath, Kathmandu.
Dusk at the Swayambunath, Kathmandu
Dusk at the Swayambunath, Kathmandu  > The Boudhnath

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