Kopan Monastery is a serene sacred place that lies on the Himalayan foothills, deep inside of the Kathmandu Valley, & surrounded by lush of green forests. Despite being a sacred place for Buddhists, it welcomes visitors from around the world, regardless of their religions or cultures.
The monastery is stunningly gorgeous with large, open grounds, along with gardens at the back which offers guests some breathtaking view of the Kathmandu Valley, including hills, mountains and beyond. The surrounding area is popular for Buddhist study, meditation, retreat, and practice. The atmosphere here is charged with a spiritual energy that is almost tangible, which tends to provide visitors with a life-changing experience.
You can also find decent restaurants serving delicious foods and book stores with many works in English. The visitors may enter inside the stupa typically from 9 am to 5 pm.