Swayambhunath is an ancient religious architecture atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley. The Swayambhunath complex consists of a stupa, a variety of shrines and temples, some dating back to the Licchavi period. For the Buddhist Newars in whose mythological history and origin myth as well as day-to-day religious practice, Swayambhunath occupies a central position, it is probably the most sacred among Buddhist pilgrimage sites. For Tibetans and followers of Tibetan Buddhism, it is second only to Boudhanath. The view of entire Kathmandu City can be seen from this place.