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Kopan Monastery

Kathmandu, Nepal
977 1481 268
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Hundreds of monks and nuns live at this monastery, which offers meditation courses year round.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Kathmandu, Nepal
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977 1481 268
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"young monks"
in 10 reviews
"tibetan buddhism"
in 18 reviews
"meditation retreat"
in 9 reviews
"kathmandu valley"
in 27 reviews
"daily life"
in 7 reviews
"peaceful place"
in 12 reviews
"peace of mind"
in 6 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 7 reviews
"life changing"
in 6 reviews
"an oasis"
in 7 reviews
"main temple"
in 7 reviews
"library"
in 31 reviews
"intro"
in 9 reviews
"nun"
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"study"
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"bookshop"
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"westerners"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

When I entered the guarded gate I was overwhelmed! I don’t know if it was the big central building stated so powerful or the silence that surrounded me.... Walking around, I was surprised by the temples, their colors and power that came out of them....More

Thank SOFIA S
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

KOPAN Monastery is a must visit, even for those without,Buddhist persuasions. The Monastery is beautifully situated overcooking part of the Kathmandu Valley. The Monastery Grounds are well kept,with The Stupas making a wonderful focal point. Oh,by the way,The Cafe makes a good Coffee,at a good...More

Thank Richard T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted to meet with some Nepali Monks, so we been there to see this place. Its very good place for the Monks and we Buddhists. I feel it like our monasteries/temples in Rural area of Thailand.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a group of 21, including 15 teens. We had made arrangements to visit Kopan Monastery in time for a Dharma Talk. The residents were most gracious (in spite of our delayed arrival). The one hour long talk, on "Intro to Buddhism," offered by...More

Thank Elise G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited in March 2018 and was overwhelmed by the beauty of the monastery and the kindest of the monks that live there. A really humbling experience and I still can't get over the STUNNING architecture.

Thank Louise W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This monastery is on the top of the hill and there are two monastery which is known nunary and monastery.

Thank Serku S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived 10.30 and an international nun was giving a wonderful talk in the main temple, you could just pick up a cushion and sit down quietly to listen. I’m not I sure if this happens daily but it was worth an hour to hear...More

Thank janeandmo
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were nearby and decided to stop though it’s quite a wild ride up a rough road in a taxi. Nice views. Feels relaxing and peaceful in a busy dusty city. Sometimes they have lectures for the public and offer retreats but otherwise nothing much...More

Thank alisan01
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Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

Not as much expected because the route was very poor to go there. Not good enough . Too heighted and some vehicles cant go there and when you reached it has no such a place where you can spend more than 10 mins. The road...More

Thank Arpitgupta25
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Reviewed March 11, 2018

the bhuddist priests here are happy people, and give classes for searchers into Bhuddism (especially westerners). the architecture is stunning. the views are amazing.

Thank Stuart M
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Mark Emmanuel Y
November 20, 2017|
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Response from billsue95 | Reviewed this property |
Approx 1000RS
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rashmimanandhar24
June 8, 2017|
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Response from 53Maryd123 | Reviewed this property |
The monastery is open every day to the public. Their courses and retreats are on a schedule that can be found on their website.
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Thorshof
January 1, 2017|
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Response from Alexandra K | Reviewed this property |
i was at the monastery in sept this year and it was still looking inceedible. we talked to an american that was doing a course there, and i believe the reperations to have come even further by now.
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