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“Great view of leh”
Review of Shanti Stupa

Shanti Stupa
Ranked #8 of 127 things to do in Ladakh
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

Its a well made structure with scenic views of khardungla and the whole of leh. There is also enought to see including a meditation hall and just before the stupa there is a large area to sit and relax a amidst beautiful views. Try to go in the first part of the day or later in the evening - post 5 pm. This is important if you want to beat the heat.

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Reviewed August 24, 2012

It is a nice and peaceful place, which also has a very good view of the entire Leh valley. Even on a short visit to Leh, one can spare 30 mins to visit the Shanti Stupa.

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Reviewed August 21, 2012

The Shanti stupa is located on a hill (or a hillock) and is not very far from the Leh city. Any taxi would be able to fetch you to the stupa for about 300/- return trip. Or, you could walk upto the base and climb up the stairs. Though this is inside Leh city, do not attempt to walk or get to this place if you have not yet acclamatised. There is a Japanese Pagoda inside the premises, where you could meditate peacefully or chant the Japanese mantra Nam-Myō-hō- Ren-ge Kyō. Further up there is the stupa, from the lower base of the stupa you can get excellent views of Leh city or the complete line of snow capped peaks. Or you can climb a little higher and get even better views of the city. The place has been built as a mark for spreading peace. There is also a cafeteria inside. The place is open from sunset until 9pm in the night usually. Definitely something worth visiting inside Leh.

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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Leh is not an overcrowded tourist destination yet, especially because the altitude problem and inaccessibility. We have to rest at least a day or two to get accompanied to the surroundings there. For these initial days, places such as Shanti Stupa, Hall of Fame etc. are a good starters to go around and acclimatise.

Shanti Stupa will give you a first glimpse of the Leh town as a whole and the beauty around it. Situated on a hill top and a scenic backdrop, you can spend quality time here admiring Ladakh. The stupa is quite peaceful and you will find people trying to capture the whole scenery in their cameras.

Thank Vikas C
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

Shanti Stupa is a Buddhist white-domed stupa (chorten) on a hilltop in Chanspa, built in 1991 by Japanese Buddhist Bhikshu Gyomyo Nakamura

The stupa is built as a two-level structure. The first level features the central relief of Dharmacakra with deer on each side. A central golden Buddha image sits on a platform depicting the "turning wheel of Dharma"

The stupa has become a tourist attraction not only due to its religious significance but also due to its location which provides panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.

Thank Nitin_Teckchandani
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