Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu

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In the Himalayan foothills, Kopan Monastery allows you to learn more about the Buddhist faith and culture as you attend a prayer, meditate, stroll the lush gardens, or enjoy a simple meal at the onsite cafe. As you admire the main temple's vibrant and detailed architecture, pay special attention to the numerous statues and paintings. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Kopan Monastery and many more Kathmandu attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Kathmandu travel route planner .
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  • If you're in the vicinity you can go up to the Buddhist monastery. In our case the monks were on lunch break and therefore not met them. The monastery has a very interesting architecture and bright colors and intense. Just half an hour for the visit.
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  • If you want to have a break from the hectic, daily life in the city, this is the place to go. Very nice and calm atmosphere and if you go a bit further, you can have a great walk to a pine forrest or,...  more »
  • it was on the tour we booked and without it we really had missed something. I would say it was one of my highligts.  more »
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  • I came to learn more about Buddhism and left feeling more self aware. Met amazing people. I stayed at Kopan for the duration of the course, 4 nights. I would bring healthy snacks such as fruits if you like to eat more frequently otherwise food is served 3 times a day. Also, there is a cafe that serves good filtered coffee and food. I liked the bookstore/library, things are reasonably priced compared to Thamel. Also, don't forget your towel, soap and toilet paper if you use it. Great place to learn.
  • Great if you're here on a Buddhist pilgrimage, skip if you want scenery or a cultural site, or if going without a good guide. Timings to see the hall are limited so try to find out from your guide beforehand (can be a test of how good your guide is. I missed the visit cos my guide didn't even know the timings..). Getting there is long and tedious because of the roads. The place is serene and quiet because there is absolutely nothing there
  • Nice place for peace and city view but couldn't enter the Gumba. Other than that nice place relax environment.
  • I have just finished a 10 day Mindfulness course at Kopan. Seriously, this place is amazing. The energy, the peace, the ability to learn and meditate and grow. I am grateful beyond words, thank you Kopan.
  • Need some peace of mind away from busy city life. Make a visit here. You will love the landscape and the arts here.

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