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Category Religious Site
Allied Category Nepal Related
Associated Category Historical Site
An old man sits before the impressive eyes of Buddha at Swayambhunath. Click here to enlarge the image. One of the faces of Swayambhunath. Click her to enlarge the image.


Swayambhunath is one of the world's most glorious Buddhist Chaityas. It is said to be 2,000 years old. Painted on the fours sides of the spire's base are the all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. It is 3 km west of Kathmandu city and is situated on a hillock about 77 m above the level of the Kathmandu Valley and hece commands an excellent view of the Valley. This Stupa is the oldest of its kind in Nepal. It was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument List in 1979.

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