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Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu
(4.5/5 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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  • I visited with a friend, and I loved it. The monks are very friendly, and I want to repeat. The country touches your heart, and magical place. The perfect room for my. and very healthy food. Would that more can be ordered? Thank you
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  • I went up to the monastery after my trek to enjoy some quiet time. Unfortunately, it was a cloudy day so sitting in the lovely gardens wasn't an option. However, it would normally be a nice place to l...  more »
  • If you are interested to learn more about Buddhism and meditation the 10 days intro at kopan is the best ! Hard to describe but it's truly life changing. Classes from monks and nuns, meditation and 2 ...  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...