The Swayambhunath Temple sits atop a very large hill in Kathmandu, Nepal, and to get there, you have to navigate a whopping 365 steps. But that's not what makes this temple unique - it's the hundreds of free-roaming sacred monkeys that traipse along the grounds. Often referred to as the "Monkey Temple," the complex's animals are considered holy by Tibetan Buddhists and Hindus, as legend has it that the bodhisattva of wisdom, Manjushree, was building the temple on the hill when the lice from his hair sprung forth and turned into monkeys.
Because the dense forests surrounding the temple are protected by the locals' religious beliefs, the rhesus macaque populations in Nepal have flourished. Filmmaker Devin Graham traveled to the country and filmed a day in the life of the monkeys who reside in and around the temple.
Many of the monkeys have babies who enjoy playing on the temple's prayer flags.