Also known as the Monkey Temple for its dense population of Monkeys, it is one of the oldest Buddhist Stupa in the Kathmandu Valley. This temple is a very sacred place for worship for Buddhists all over the world. One can observe large statues of Buddha, monasteries, and gompas in this stupa. This place also has a mythologic significance as it is believed that the stupa sits on the same place where the legendary Manjushree, the creator of Kathmandu Valley, had encountered a lotus in the valley lake. The Stupa lies on a hilltop and has a perfect vantage point from where the whole Kathmandu valley can be seen in its beauty and grandeur.