Photo of the Week: Congested Kathmandu Valley in Nepal

Views of Kathmandu Valley from Swayambhunath Stupa, Nepal

Some of the best views of the congested Kathmandu Valley are captured from Swayambhunath Stupa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site also known as the Monkey Temple.

Surrounded by the lush foothills of the Himalayas, the sea of colourful multi-level buildings consumes the ancient valley once inhabited by the great civilizations of Asia.

Though mostly chaotic urban sprawl, Kathmandu is more than a quick stopover for travelers en-route to the Himalayas. At least one day of exploring its legendary temples must be included to any Nepal itinerary.

Here are some previous weekly photos for you to check out:


Have you visited Kathmandu? What were some of your highlights?
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