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Khiraule Monastery

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Ngonpa Thyakchhok Chholing Monastery  This is Khiraule, a small Sherpa village which lies at 27.546419 degree latitude and 86.816045 degree longitude in the eastern part of Nepal in Solukhumbu district. Situated at the south of Mt. Everest it has a very beautiful monastery called Ngonpa Thyakchhok Chholing Monastery. It is one of the oldest monasteries in Nepal and highly appreciated by the visitors for its mesmerizing and unique external design. The tall pine trees surrounding the monastery which are rarely foun d in Nepal are believed to be brought from Darjeeling more than hundred and fifty years ago by its patrons. Cultural significance of this monastery is equally valued because it is said that "Silent Meditation" ('ङ्युङ्ने ' in Sherpa and 'मौन ब्रत' in Nepali) actually first started from this monastery in eastern Nepal. The mega earthquake measuring 7.8 Magnitude that hit Nepal on 25 April 2015, has destroyed the most important parts of the