Nepal, an extremely venerated place of Buddhism is a global Buddhist Pilgrimage place. Nearly 11% of the population of Nepal follows this dominant religion, Buddhism. In the latter half of the 20th century, around 1,200 Tibetan Buddhist monasteries were structured in Nepal. Tibetan Buddhism is Kopan is the best-known monastery in Nepal for study, located at the north of Bodhnath. Lama Yeshe was involved with this construction (a former Russian princess) in 1970, who teaches the Gelukpa branch of Tibetan Buddhism. The Himalayan Buddhist Meditation Center, a branch of Kopan Monastery in Kathmandu’s city center, offers 2-day courses for the beginners. Teemed with a plethora of Buddhist attractions and monasteries in Nepal, Kathmandu valley is one of the best places in the world to learn four sects of Tibetan Buddhism as well as the pre-Buddhist Bon religion.
Prime Buddhist Pilgrimage attractions of Nepal:
Kapilvastu: Kapilvastu is a renowned place of Buddhism in the world as here Lord Buddha spent 29 valuable years of his life. Eastern Stupa Complex, The Royal Palace, Sri Lankan Monastery, Mahinda Mahavihara are the major Buddhist attractions of Kapilavastu, Nepal.
Lumbini: A significant place for being the Birthplace of Lord Buddha. Sanctum-Sanctorum of the Birthplace, Maya Devi Temple, Puskarni, the Ashokan Pillar, the Buddhist Temple, the China Temple and Japan Peace Stupa are majestic sites of Lumbini.