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Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu
(4.6/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
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. Kopan Monastery is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Kathmandu Edition.
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TripAdvisor
  • go, simply just be. This is one of the lesser known places to visit in Kathmandu but it i one of the best - try the meditation school 
  • I walked to Kopan Monastery from the Boudhanath area and the hike up the mountain was quite enjoyable. Kopan overlooks the city of Kathmandu and has a casual setting where visitors can wander around t...  more »
  • I stayed here for 11 days. I was at Kopan for the 10 day Discover Buddhism course. It really was an amazing experience. I learned a lot about Buddhism and very good meditations wich I can do at home. ...  more »
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  • I had the good fortune to visit Kopan, which I found to be a vibrant center of Tibetan Buddhist practice. It was an amazing experience that I will never forget.
  • This is more of a retreat than a tourist stop. If you're just coming for the day, you'll get some decent views of Kathmandu, but that's about it. Most places have a "do not enter" sign and the monastery itself is closed. At least there is no admission fee, but no idea why this is so highly rated.
  • They have great short courses of 7-10-30 days throughout the year to learn about Buddhism and Meditation. It is a great environment to go and learn if you are interested.
  • It is one of the best place in the town. It's a beautiful hill-station that provides beautiful Kathmandu's valley view. Monastery school known as Kopan (MEC) School helps hundreds of himalayan students to get best environment education free.
  • Loved place in the high stage... Lama Zopa Rinpoche la kyabsu tshiwo...