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In the West of Kathmandu, the Buddhist temple of Swayambhunath is certainly one of most popular of Nepal. Perched over a high green hill inhabited by monkeys, its stupa dominates the valley. Pilgrims from the entire country gather here to climb the many steps climbing up to the sacred temple. There, high in the shade of the suspended prayer flags, everything is only meditation... Silent, focused, the pilgrims pray, give offerings and turn the prayer wheels encircling the monument in a religious silence.