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attended buddhist teachings

Buddhist teachings and classes. as a tourist not really anything to do there. Attended Buddhist... read more

Reviewed November 25, 2017
Flagstaff, Arizona
it is little heaven on earth

Be sure if you are hiring Taxi from Swayambu to white monastery then pay NRP 300/. only. otherwse... read more

Reviewed November 4, 2017
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Sitapaila Road | Ramkot, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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Reviewed June 29, 2018

This Buddhist monastery is provides preaching on Buddhist literature. However this place remains mostly closed

Date of experience: May 2018
5  Thank Sumitkumar_13
Reviewed May 10, 2018

I didn't find any recent information about the gumba, whether it was open or still shut. So, went on a hike to find out myself. It's sad to learn that the construction is still in progress, few new buildings and renovations, the main entrance gate...More

Date of experience: May 2018
7  Thank Raiz M
Reviewed April 8, 2018

The monks were chanting while we were there, but we couldn't see anything, so that was interesting to hear. But other than that, the monastery isn't much to look at so unless you have nothing else to do, I wouldn't bother.

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank cindyanddoug
Reviewed November 25, 2017

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.

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank mamalana2013
Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

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//

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank 766padmat
Reviewed September 17, 2017

The walk is quite uphill, so need comfortable clothes and shoes. The monastery is painted white completely.

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank bose_rima
Reviewed July 19, 2017

This place is nearly 4 kms from kathmandu you can trek from halchowk (near monkey temple) or sitapaila to white monastery, the view from white monastery is amazing, you can see kathmandu from there and monkey temple just below the foothill.

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank nepaliwanderlust
Reviewed May 20, 2017

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.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank nik_0107
Reviewed November 21, 2016

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 2015 earthquake. Though many local...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank shakyasayar
Reviewed September 16, 2016

white monastery is not in operation at present , they have closed the monastery for public since last couple of months.

Date of experience: March 2016
3  Thank Sudhir K
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