Pullahari Monastery, Kathmandu

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Rest and recharge at Pullahari Monastery, an important center for Buddhist culture and tradition. Explore the colorful and mesmerizing architecture, then take a seat on the white marble veranda, admiring the complex and the hilly surrounding landscape. Although it sustained some damage during the 2015 earthquake, repairs are in progress to return the center to its former splendor. Join the meditation sessions, have a meal in the restaurant, and feel free to speak with the monks, who will gladly tell you more about the monastery. Put Pullahari Monastery and other Kathmandu attractions into our Kathmandu road trip planning app , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • I have visited many times since 1995 and Pullahari there is "satisfaction guaranteed" for all the efforts you have to expose themselves in order to come up to the monastery. Even I prefer to stroll from Bouddha (it takes about 1 hour), but you can also hire a taxi from Bouddha-it costs about 400 Rupee one way or 600-800 rupees for the trip. Pullahari Monastery is the seat of Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche and about 180 monks. The site's "daily leader"-Khenpo Chokey Gyaltsen is not just very clever and erudite monk but also art connoisseur, gardener and environmentalist. You need to see the unique paintings in the Temple in the main building, Temple with Jamgon Kongtrul stupa with relics of the Third, enjoy great garden and the numerous stupas in the area. There is a small bar in the parking lot, where you can get a bit to eat and drink. I can really recommend to besød ¨ ge this amazing place!
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  • I had the chance to visit this beautiful Buddhist monastery with my girlfriend and my son, accompanied and guided by the monk Kempo Chokey. When we arrived in the Kathmandu Valley heights and when we returned in this magnificent property, I felt first of all completely soothed, amazed, filled with gratitude and joy. The beauty of the architecture and paintings, the serene and joyful atmosphere that reigns in this place, the meeting small monks in training, discussions with the inhabitants of this place have been a special moment in my trip that I wouldn't miss for anything in the world. Next time I go back to Nepal, I shall not stay to a spiritual retreat. You will be pleasantly disoriented! Good trip!!
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  • These days life in Kathmandu can be chaotic with traffic jams, pollution and crowds of people. But just half an hour's walk from Boudha, the magnificent Pullahari Monastery gives you peace and quite, ...  more »
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  • Amazing place with incredible people, both the monks and the visitors that come from all over the world. There's a good book store, and the view is great.
  • Love this place. Whole Kathmandu can be seen from here. Hope they'll allow people to enter.
  • Loved the place Every time I visit this place I always get another feeling
  • One of the old and fascinating monastry (gumba) in North Kathmandu.
  • As read in our guide book this is the most welcoming monestary for foreigners. You get a visitor card at entrance. They seem to be ok with making photoes of the place although they don't allow photo as on monks which obviously make sense. The gate to monastery closes at 9pm. Although the doors to the temple inside are closed at 5pm. They have we cafe, and shop in which they sale handmade by monks/nuns sentence sticks.

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