Photo of the Week | Baby Monkey, Kathmandu, Nepal

by Stephanie Walsh · 8 comments

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Monkey Temple, or Swayambhunath Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal
Baby monkey, Monkey Temple, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu, Nepal

Baby Monkey outside Swayambhunath, Kathmandu, Nepal

This week’s ‘photo of the week’ is of a cute little baby monkey, who was coincidentally sitting outside Kathmandu’s ‘Monkey Temple’ in Nepal.

The famous temple, more formally known as Swayambhunath Temple is situated high up on a mountain in Kathmandu, where loads of monkeys can be seen running around, playing, sleeping or grooming each other. I had never really gotten up so close to a monkey before so I was very excited as monkeys are one of my favourite animals. I was surprised at how calm they were, especially with all the people around. I think I fell in love with this little one though as I took this picture.

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1 Gina August 26, 2012 at 11:48 pm

Ah, what a little cutie. Monkeys are one of my favorite animals, too. They’re so entertaining and fun to watch!
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2 Stephanie Walsh August 26, 2012 at 11:58 pm

Haha I know! I always wanted a pet monkey so I could put him in cute denim dungarees! Some day! 😛


3 Stephanie - The Travel Chica August 29, 2012 at 2:38 pm

I want one!
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4 Stephanie Walsh September 5, 2012 at 10:58 pm

Me too, me too! Little cutie!


5 EDGYMIX-TRAVEL FOR FASHION August 30, 2012 at 9:55 am

arhh..I love animal..this photo is awesome:) great capture:) I Love nepal:)
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6 Stephanie Walsh September 5, 2012 at 10:57 pm

Thank you, he’s so cute! 🙂 And they were everywhere too! Nepal is definitely a very special place!


7 Daniel McBane - Funny Travel Stories December 15, 2012 at 4:03 pm

In my experience with monkeys, I swear they would put the cute baby in front of me to distract me, while the older brothers sneak up from behind and steal whatever they can get their little hands on.
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8 Stephanie Walsh December 17, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Haha so true Daniel!