Shanti Stupa is an impressive white-domed structure located on a hilltop at Changspa in Ladakh. Built by a Japanese Buddhist organization named 'The Japanese for World Peace' - the stupa was inaugurated by His Holiness, the Dalai Lama in 1985. Built in commemoration of 2500 years of the spread of Buddhism, Shanti Stupa was aimed at promoting World Peace.
A magnificent white-domed structure which is wonderfully illuminated at nights. Its exquisite architecture is marveled by every visitor. The sides of the stupa are adorned with gilt panels depicting events from the life of the Buddha. One of the few monuments erected around India by the 'Peace Sect' of Japanese Buddhists, Shanti Stupa is a must-visit site in Ladakh trip.
Shanti Stupa offers spectacular views of the sunrise and sunset from within its boundaries. The site looks best in the evenings, when it gets beautifully illuminated by glittering lights. The drums played during evening 'pujas' lend an exceptionally spiritual aura to the ambience.