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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  • October 4, 2017
    We went there because it was one of the must sees recommended in lonely planet, which, we are discovering, really romanticises many places in Nepal that are in reality nothing but dumps. Kopan is a ni...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    It is probably more special to stay here for a few days or more, compared to a day visit. Still quite beautiful though and the book shop is a must!  more »
  • September 27, 2017
    It was quite a journey coming from Pashupatinah Temple to Kopan monastery uphill through villages and horrendous dirt tracks due to the extreme lack of infrastructure generally in Nepal!! Unfortunatel...  more »
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  • June 7, 2017
    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.
  • May 24, 2017
    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
  • July 8, 2017
    Nice place for peace and city view but couldn't enter the Gumba. Other than that nice place relax environment.
  • January 20, 2017
    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.
  • January 26, 2017
    Need some peace of mind away from busy city life. Make a visit here. You will love the landscape and the arts here.

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