Shanti Stupa In Leh

Finding peace at Shanti Stupa

We hiked to the Shanti Stupa, one of the iconic structures in Leh. Located at a height of almost 12000 ft – overlooking the city, it was commissioned in 1991 by Japanese Buddhist, Gyomyo Nakamura with the aim to promote world peace. The stupa is always surrounded by enthusiastic tourists and its next to impossible to take a photo without one.

Surrounded by lofty mountains the Shanti Stupa has a special place in the cultural history of Ladakh This white-domed Stupa on a hilltop in Leh district of Ladakh was conceived by Japanese Buddhist Bhikshu, Gyomyo Nakamura as part of the Peace Pagoda mission Walk to Shanti Stupa We had spent the day first exploring Namgyal Tsemo Gompa and Leh Palace The wandering had left us a bit tired After a short afternoon nap at the Shaolin Guest House, we left for the peace pagoda We walked down Sankar road and then onto the Shanti Stupa Road The walk is not difficult but it is not recommended for tourists coming from the plains as they might experience breathlessness because of the high

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