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White Monastery, Kathmandu

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#15 of 50 in Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Landmark Tourist Spot
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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  • A bit of a distance from the city though absolutely worth to visit the monastery (though closed for last few month). Have a bit of a hike involved.  more »
  • Just went last Saturday which is a hiking place from Buddha park Swoyambhu. The place is not so far as you can reach with in 1 to 1 and half hour. This place is currently close after the April 25th 20...  more »
  • white monastery is not in operation at present , they have closed the monastery for public since last couple of months.  more »

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Only a few establishments in Kathmandu suffered severe damage in the 2015 earthquake, which means that you can choose from a wide range of sleeping options. From luxurious hotels to inexpensive but cozy lodges, the city offers a suitable place for every type of budget. The neighborhood of Thamel contains most accommodations favored by foreign visitors, including basic guesthouses, budget hotels, and boutique establishments offering deluxe suites. For some of the least expensive options, look along Durbar Marg, a busy street just a few blocks from Thamel.
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