Also called the Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist Temple, the popular Japanese Pagoda in Darjeeling is a personification of tranquility and serenity. Aptly referred to as the “Peace Pagoda”, this famous sightseeing location was constructed under the supervision of a Buddhist LJapanese monk ,Nichidatsu Fujii. Fujii was the proponent of the Nipponzan-Myo-ho-ji Buddhist Order and was responsible for advocating its many virtues and attributes. The Japanese Pagoda is a place of reverence and is an inspiring symbol of peace and spirituality.
A walk through the beautiful complex of the Pagoda brings tourists closer to 4 gold-polished statues of Lord Buddha and 8 sandstone carvings adorning the walls of this amazing sightseeing spot. They talk volumes about the various stages of Buddha’s life and are worth a look.
Tucked in close vicinity to the Pagoda is a monastery and Buddhist temple too. These places of worship are constructed in the traditional Japanese style and lure tourists with their low hum of 'nam myoho renge kyo’—the mystical peace mantra chanted by Buddhist monks residing in these locations.
|Timings|| All days of the week 4:30 AM - 7:00 PM|
|Visit Duration||3 hours|