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Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu

(4.6/5 based on 550 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 went there with a car, and even by car it was very hard to get there as the works in the street make it as if it was a safari or a war location. However when I arrived I immediately felt the peace. ...  more »
  • This monasteries courses, you can enter to the website and find out if you're interested. You could also write to the monastery on its activities because they normally do pujas (ceremonies or Buddhist chants) and if you coordinates with the times it will be a very nice experience
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  • I attended a course here for a few days, and I have to say that was really disappointed in the level of cleanliness in the accommodations. I've been in Nepal for weeks now, in budget accommodations, a...  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...