Shanti Stupa: Ladakh Travel Guide

Introduction

The Shanti Stupa is white-colored domed-shaped structure, located in Chandspa which looks extremely  beautiful during night when it is illuminated. This peace pillar was built a ‘peace sect’  of  Japanese Buddhist organization to celebrate the completion of 2500 years of Buddhism and for the promotion of world peace. It was inaugurated by His Holiness, the Dalai Lama in 1985. This pillar is known for its gilt panels depicting the life stories of Lord Buddha. It is just 5 kms away from the main city of Leh and is surrounded the traditionally built houses of the locals and snow-covered mountains. Take the steep slights to reach the Stupa that offers beautiful sunrise and sunset views.