The Peace Temple in Pokhara is a magical and meditative spot, nestled on a high mountain ridge beside the Phewa Tal river. It is about 25 mins drive from the city. It houses a massive Buddhist stupa and Nipponzan Myōhōji temple. This temple was built to promote non-violence and it does a fantastic job at getting the nerves right for that.
The Peace Temple is as much a site of faith as it is for scenery. Atop the ridge, you can a most spectacular view of the entire city of Pokhara and the surrounding valley. If you go in the evenings, you'll be privileged to witness an enchanting sunset. Its a short but tiresome climb from the parking area and on the way up you may be plagued by lil children throwing tantrums for ice cream or chocolates. The Stupa is huge and a magnificent work of art, with different postures of Buddha on all 4 sides. The open lawn like area around the stupa can induce meditation among other peaceful stimuli. The temple is mid-sized and has a very dedicated priest looking after it.
The place closes for visitors at 6. If your the "peace-loving" kind be sure to get there early as you wont want to come back down.
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