Thrangu Vajra Vidhya Monastery


This monastic temple funded by Canadians opened in 2014; 80% of the residents are nuns. The temple is noted for the nearly three thousand Buddha statues lining the interior walls, each one representing a different donor.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Lumbini attractions

1. Zhong Hua Chinese Buddhist Monastery

0.09 MILES

This elegant monastery is one of the most impressive structures at Lumbini. Reached through a gateway flanked by dogs of Fo, the elegant pagoda-style…

2. Vietnam Phat Quoc Tu Temple

0.12 MILES

Vietnam's contribution has a grand roof but one kitschy lawn: its fake mountains resemble a minigolf hole. The faded grandeur is also a reminder that…

5. Korean Buddhist Temple

0.21 MILES

At the time of research, the government of South Korea was finishing up this massive temple. The interior is magnificent; you might find workers still…

6. Great Drigung Kagyud Lotus Stupa

0.21 MILES

This truly extravagant stupa, constructed by the German Tara Foundation, contains a hollow crown partly covered in glass, revealing a small Buddha within…

7. Drubgyud Chöling Gompa

0.24 MILES

This classic Tibetan-style gompa (Buddhist monastery) was built in 2001 by Buddhists from Singapore and Nepal. The mural work inside is quite refined…

8. Manang Samaj Stupa

0.35 MILES

This grand yet tasteful chörten (Tibetan reliquary stupa) was constructed by Buddhists from Manang in northern Nepal, but needs some work. There's a…