Swayambhunath Monkey Temple

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I visited there in 1988…had just landed at 5000 feet above sea level so I was a bit dizzy. Pulled out a roll I’d saved from my flight lunch to toss to THE monkey nearby.

Bad idea. Didn’t know temple was famous for monkeys. Dozens of others appeared and converged on me!

i may have set a new land-speed record getting to a safer place. For me at least.

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I visited in October 2018 and was pleased to see the temple had significantly recovered from the 2015 earthquake. In this photo which I took, it appears that the monkey perched near the top is wearing a crown.

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