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White Monastery, Kathmandu

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.1/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web
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 tourist route planner.
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  • white monastery is not in operation at present , they have closed the monastery for public since last couple of months. 
  • Twice now we have tried to visit, both the Red Gumba, and the White Monastery, (they are nearly side by side, about 5 minutes apart. Both times we have been turned away by locked gates. Frustrating be...  read more »
  • I had two confusions about this place before I go. First, where is it? It is listed under different names depending on which maps you use. The temple is sort of behind Swayambhunath. Also, I wasn't cl...  read more »
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