The Shanti Stupa is known as one of the most impressive as well as fabulous symbols of peace and brotherhood located in Leh. The stupa has been located in a place which has witnessed a lot of terrorism and perhaps the worst aspects of human intolerance.
The Shanti Stupa is an emblem of peace, and provides a lot of relief over the distressed spirit of the region. This stupa has always reminded people about good humanity and was originally created and built by a Japanese Buddhist and a Kushok Bakula, Bhikshu Gyomo Nakamura. He was also well known lama of Ladakh and a statesman too.
The Shanti stupa was inaugurated in August of 1991 by the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso. Over the years the stupa has become one of the most popular attractions of Leh, which attracts people from all over the world owing to its sheer serene aura.
The Shanti Stupa is a two level structure which even has a Dharamachakra, the symbol of Wheel of life- Buddha's teaching of path to enlightenment; this is edged by two deer as the central relief. One can also see a status of Buddha in gold in a seated position. There is no entry fee for visiting the stupa.
|Timings||All days of the week 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM|
|Visit Duration||1 to 2 hours|