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Peace Pagoda, Pokhara

In the morning we take a short excursion to Peace Stupa. We walk to the lakeside of Pokhara and then take a boat ride to cross the Phewa Lake, which takes about 25 minutes. From the shore, it is another 45 minutes hiking to reach the Peace stupa.

The stupa known by Peace Stupa, in Pokhara, is located to the west of Pokhara on a beautiful hill saddle facing to the northeast and west is one of the must-visit places in Pokhara.

A pagoda is a Buddhist stupa, a significant monument inspiring peace. The Peace Pagoda is designed to provide a focus for people of all race and creed and to help unite them to live harmoniously in peace. Most of the Peace Pagodas, though not all, built since World War II are built under the guidance of Nichidatsu Fujii, 1885–1985.  Nichidatsu Fujii is a Buddhist monk from Japan and founder of the Nipponzan-Myōhōji Buddhist Order. Fujii, much inspired by his meeting with Mahatma Gandhi in 1931, devoted his whole life to promoting peace, a non-violence. In 1947, he began constructing Peace Pagodas as shrines to World Peace.

Peace Pagodas built as a symbol of peace in Japanese cities including Hiroshima and Nagasaki where the American atomic bombs took the lives of over 150,000 people, almost all of whom were civilians, at the end of World War II. By the year 2000, eighty Peace Pagodas had been built around the world including in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

The Nipponzan-Myōhōji monks of the New England Peace Pagoda were awarded the Courage of Conscience award on June 5, 1998, in Sherborn, Massachusetts.

Book a guided tour with a cost of U$D 25.00 per person.

Service includes
A government-certified guide and all his expenses (guide pick up you from your hotel and walk to Fewa Lakeside)
Boat to cross the Lake Fewa (both way)
Applicable entrance fees

Service does not include
Tips to the guide and those not mentioned in above cost includes section.

The Peace Pagoda is designed to provide a focus for people of all race and creed and to help unite them to live harmoniously in peace”