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“White monastery”
Review of White Monastery

White Monastery
Ranked #49 of 175 things to do in Kathmandu
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Kathmandu, Nepal
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“White monastery”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

White Monastery is called in Nepali Seto Gumba. It is located on north-west little hill nearby Swoyambhu Nath stupa, in Kathmandu, Nepal. There are several spots to see Kathmandu valley with glorious out looked. Among that White monastery is one of those point to observe Kathmandu valley with stunning Mountain View, if your luck is in your favor. White monastery’s elevation is approximately 1450 meter above sea level. Around White monastery, there are available facilities of hygienic restaurant with breathtaking atmosphere. Itself around several hills which looks like linking each other.
It is for sunrise and as well as sunset view point . It is naturally green beauty and culturally wealthy, as an environment of Tibetan and structural designed. At that top, wind sings together with attractive vies and spiritual music of Monastery and sound of prayer flags which gives you World Peace and keep calmness messaging. You may come across into old cultural and feeling brings you are around heritage side.
Accesses to Seto Gumba, actually there are not available local buses to top and not suitable for weak power vehicle because the road is narrow, quite steep uphill and turning so far but is not off road as well. You may get access short-cut for hiking. It would be much better and enjoyable to walk from around bottom of hill.

Visited March 2014
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Darwin, Australia
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“Trek to the top is worth it.”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

It's a long way to the top of the hill but once you are there it is worth it.

The view is stunning. It left me speechless.

The monuments and statues of the gods and goddesses were beautiful. The atmosphere and scenery in general just take over.

If you visit Nepal, you have to visit without a doubt.

Visited February 2014
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Milford Square
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“High on the hill with a great view”
Reviewed 1 April 2014

Don't miss this place on a visit to Kathmandu. Only open to the public on Saturdays. Otherwise by permission. Offers an excellent view of the entire valley. Huge statues of the Buddha, Tara's, and Stupa. Beautiful and breathtaking!!

Visited March 2014
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Richmond, Virginia
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“Best views of the valley!”
Reviewed 31 March 2014

Be careful getting there, but once you're there, it is well worth the trip. The views of the mountains, fields, and city is amazing. The temples overall are very serene and beautiful, and the location inspires peacefulness and serenity. Buddha statues are of good size, and impressively located along the stairway up. Free to get in, a fee to park, and donations weren't pressured, but welcomed. Very well kept grounds and one of the cleanest places in the Valley. This is a MUST see in the area.

Visited February 2014
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Siliguri, India
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“nice view”
Reviewed 2 February 2014

It opened on Saturdays only as I was informed, so went there little crowdy but great view of Kathmandu.. It was a great place

Visited January 2014
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