Swayambhunath is a historic Stupa, built during the fifth century AD. It has not only religious importance, but also as a typical example of Stupa architecture. Located at the top of a hill on the western fringe of Kathmandu, this Stupa is a famous Buddhist shrine, equally revered by Buddhist and Hindu. The Stupa is associated with the development of the Kathmandu Valley, which is believed to have taken place 2,000 years ago. It may contain relics of Kashyap Buddha. Numerous monasteries, temples and chortens are located on this hill in addition. Monkeys have made this site their habitat, which is also known as Monkey Temple.