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White Monastery - White Gumba

सेतो मठ

Address: Nagarjun

About White Monastery - White Gumba

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White Monastery, also known as Seto Gumba or Druk Amitabh Monastery, is a popular Buddhist destination in Nepal. Situated atop Druk Amitabh Mountain in Nagarjun Municipality, Kathmandu District, it offers stunning views of the Kathmandu valley. The monastery showcases exquisite Tibetan architecture, adorned with murals, statues, and paintings. It provides a serene and peaceful atmosphere, surrounded by greenery and pine forests, making it an ideal place for meditation and recreation. With its proximity to Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple) and its beautiful scenery, the White Monastery is a must-visit spot for those seeking tranquility and a deeper understanding of Buddhism.

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What are the other names of the monastery?

Seto Gumba, Druk Amitabh mountain

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Why is white monastery popular?

It is one of the best spots in Kathmandu to watch sunrise and sunset. And the place offers an opportunity to learn about Buddhist teachings, and enjoying the positive and divine energy around.

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What activities are there to do?

Hiking from Swayambhu to White monastery is a popular activity. There are many statues,murals and paintings that reflects Tibetan architecture.

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What other places to see nearby?

National museum of Nepal and Military museum is situation within 1 km from the monastery.

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Is people also called this place White Gumba?

Yes, People also called this place white gumba.

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How can one reach the monastery?

The monastery is situated in the heart of Kathmandu valley, 5 km away from city center

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About White monastery

WNepal is significant in Buddhist culture. Seto Gumba, or the White Monastery, is one of the country's monasteries. This is a natural beauty with religious significance. The white monastery is surrounded by lush green valleys and vibrant topography, making it a sight to behold.

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What are the opening hours of White Monastery?

The place is open from morning to evening only on Saturdays.

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Ticket price at White Monastery

There is an entry fee $1

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Wheelchair accessibility of White Monastery

Wheelchair Accessible

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How much time it will take to visit around White Monastery?

4 hour

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Is this a family friendly place?

This is a family-friendly place where visitors of all ages can enjoy the serene surroundings and explore the beautiful monastery. There are no age restrictions or explicit content, making it an ideal destination for families to spend quality time together.

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What demographic is White Monastery best suited for in terms of visitors?

This place is suited for a diverse range of visitors, including individuals, families, and religious or cultural enthusiasts. It offers a serene and peaceful environment, making it ideal for those seeking spiritual solace, natural beauty, and cultural experiences. People of all age groups and demographics can appreciate the tranquility and architectural beauty of the White Monastery.

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Cost of living at White Monastery, Nagarjun.

Monkey Bunky-3Monkeys Backpacker's Hostel is the nearest hotel to this place. Please check the provided link for pricing updates, as the hotel's rates may vary depending on the season and availability. It's advisable to check the link for the most accurate and up-to-date information on the hotel's pricing.

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Best season to visit White Monastery

The best season to visit this place is subjective and may depend on personal preferences. However, generally, the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons are considered favorable due to pleasant weather and clearer skies. It's advisable to check the local weather conditions and plan accordingly.

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Travellers Experience / Reviews about White Monastery - White Gumba

Mamunur Rahman visited at: 2018-09-10

This is a beautiful monastery temple surrounded by mountains at Kathmandu, Nepal. Lots of Buddha monks are present there for prayers and to give you knowledge about Buddhism. This is place of religious knowledge with natural and architectural beauty.

Satisfaction: 76%

Emon Ahmed visited at: 2019-01-06

We found utmost pleasure visiting this historical religious place. You can have mountain view from the top. The monastery will serve you with knowledge of Buddhism and local history & tradition. The architecture is eye-catching but the place is crowdy & hence not so clean!

Satisfaction: 80%

Bin Sami visited at: 2018-05-06

This place is a must visit if you come to Kathmandu. The place is normally over crowded with tourists. Still the place is tempting because of its traditional value. It has ancient Buddha statue with modern structural temple complex.

Satisfaction: 79%

Adita Faysal visited at: 2017-07-04

White Monastery is a religious place which gives us Nepal's traditional and cultural knowledge & knowledge of Buddhism. This place is artistically designed. It’s exterior & interior is enormous with nice stairs and small statues.

Satisfaction: 79%

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