White Monastery, Kathmandu

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Known for its intricate Tibetan architecture and location in the midst of the mountains, White Monastery acts as a spiritual and cultural center, with large ornate sculptures of Buddha's incarnations, colorful murals, vivid statues, and paintings. At 1,450 m (4,750 ft) above sea level, the monastery proudly sits overlooking a lush verdant valley and a magnificent mountain range. Grab a bite to eat at one of the nearby restaurants, and hike to the monastery to witness panoramic views, sunsets, or sunrises. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to White Monastery and many more Kathmandu attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Kathmandu trip itinerary maker website .
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  • Buddhist teachings and classes. as a tourist not really anything to do there. Attended Buddhist teachings with Chokyi Niyma Rinpoche who was there for 2 weeks of annual winter teachings. wonderful.  more »
  • Be sure if you are hiring Taxi from Swayambu to white monastery then pay NRP 300/. only. otherwse Taxi wala may ask for more than Rs600//  more »
  • The walk is quite uphill, so need comfortable clothes and shoes. The monastery is painted white completely.  more »

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