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Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu

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#6 of 32 in Historic Sites in Kathmandu
Religious Site Tourist Spot
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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  • We walked from Boudha stupa - took about half an hour. Bit hilly at the end but the monastery and grounds are beautiful. No entrance fee charged, you just sign in at the gate. There is a cafe onsite.  more »
  • This is the most beautiful and peaceful place in whole Kathmandu. The monastery is so beautiful and close to mother nature. This is the right place to learn about Buddhism.  more »
  • We wanted to stay and last time canceled us the reserve for maintenance of the part of hospice. We were visiting. Beautiful gardens and meditation rooms.
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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
  • Nice place for peace and city view but couldn't enter the Gumba. Other than that nice place relax environment.
  • 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.

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