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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. 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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  • A good and quiet place to visit if you are interested in Buddhist religion. you can gain a lot of knowledge.  more »
  • This place is hidden gem providing training sessions for budhism an peace. Was difficult to locate but great place to visit.  more »
  • My friend and I took a 10 day course at the Kopan monastery and it was one of the best experiences. The accommodation is not at all ascetic as ones might expect, but really comfortable and nice. The p...  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
  • 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.
  • Amazing views of the valley and Boudha! The place is really beautiful, be aware of what you dress and be respectful