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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  • Amazing place! Very quiet and peaceful. I was surprised that me and my friend were the only tourists there when we arrived. Ad this made the visit even more special. No noise other than birds.  more »
  • If you have the opportunity to stay at Kopan for either an open week, or a class, I highly recommend that you do it. I stayed here for four nights during an open week, attended the Dharma lectures, di...  more »
  • retirement place very appreciated by those seeking calm, meditation and decline. You can stay there several days, meet some authentic Vajrayana Buddhists but architectural ensemble is recent, you know. Very nice nonetheless.
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  • Oh what an incredible experience it is to visit this beautiful monastery. We were fortunate to visit when a puja (ceremony) was taking place. The temple was filled with monks and nuns chanting. The sound being played over loud speakers was just magical. We visited Kopan via an arranged tour which included spending a couple of hours with a senior monk. An added bonus was the view of Kathmandu Valley.
  • I stayed 1 month for the November Course retreat and it was one of the most amazing experience I've ever had. First, the place is gorgeous. It's higher than the city so the air is not pollutes there. The Stupa gardens are beautiful and colourful. I've met some of the most amazing and kindest people there! It's tge perfect place to forget about all of your worries and really focus on yourself in a meaningful way. I would definitely come back often if it wasn't so far from home.
  • Very cool place to enjoy peace of mind. I really liked sleeping at nights there and the morning clear visibility of surroundings,sound of birds,blue sky etc.
  • This place is not open always as it used to be few years back, but it is opened for visitors in special occasion like Buddha jayanti, etc. It is very good place with lots of beautiful monument located at top of small hill very near to outskirt of Kathmandu valley.
  • Up in the hills.... If you are peace lover visit here for quality time with monks.
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