Kirtipur Thai Vihar

Kirtipur Thai Vihar

Built in 1975, Kirtipur’s Thai Vihar temple and attached monastery are an unusual sight in Nepal, due to the construction in the traditional Thai Buddhist style. It’s one of only two Thai Buddhist wat in Nepal. The other is in Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha.

The temple’s official name is Nagar Mandap Shree Kirti Vihar and it is located close to the main Kirtipur gate and Tribhuvan University. Visitors will occasionally hear hymns being sung and the temple’s monks and devotees worship from 5-6am and 6-7pm each day.

Within the grounds, there is also a memorial stupa dedicated to passengers of a Thai Airways flights that crashed north of Kathmandu in 1992.

Visitor information

Opening hours
All day
Entrance fee
No entrance fee
Difficult to access, many stairs
Nearest public toilet
Kirtipur main gate (Naya Bazar)
Restaurants nearby
Ka:shi Cafe & Lounge
Car parking
At Kirtipur main gate (Naya Bazar)
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