World Peace Pagoda of Pokhara, Nepal

world peace pagoda pokhara
There are two ways to reach the World Peace Pagoda sitting on top of small hill overlooking Phewa Tal, either you take a local bus or preferably rent a boat, row yourself towards the starting point across Phewa Tal- Lake Side area and climb to the top for less than an hour. I am up for a morning exercise so I choose the second option.

It is an easy walk and trail is properly marked, passing by few houses along the way and a greater view of the town below as I go higher.
world peace pagoda pokhara
world peace pagoda pokhara
world peace pagoda pokhara
world peace pagoda pokhara
world peace pagoda pokhara
world peace pagoda pokhara

The World Peace Pagoda of Pokhara is one of the many similar stupa scattered around Nepal and other places in the world where harmony, compassion and non-violence foundation of Buddhism is practice.

Built with the intention of spreading the message of peace after witnessing the devastating aftermath of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Nichidastsu Fujii , the founder of Nipponzan-Myohoji Buddhist Order decided to built the first World Peace Pagoda in Hanaokyama, Japan and promised to built a total of 100 World Peace pagoda throughout the world.
world peace pagoda

Upon reaching the pagoda, I removed my shoes climbed the topmost part and rounded the stupa in clockwise direction. The four corners exhibit the different state of enlightenment of Buddha.
world peace pagoda pokhara
world peace pagoda pokhara
world peace pagoda pokhara
world peace pagoda pokhara

With more spare time, I climbed downhill taking the direction opposite the lake towards the main road and walked for a few kilometres passing by other touristy places in Pokhara such as Devi’s Fall and Mahadev Cave.
world peace pagoda pokhara
world peace pagoda pokhara
world peace pagoda pokhara
world peace pagoda pokhara
world peace pagoda pokhara
world peace pagoda pokhara

I asked around for directions at one of the shops selling Pashmina for a bus that I can take to go back to Lakeside, instead I was given a direction to board a bus that will go back to the Prithvi Highway.

Anyways, it was a good mistake and I ended up spending the rest of my afternoon walking around the busy market area.
world peace pagoda pokhara
phewa tal
phewa tal
phewa tal
phewa tal
phewa tal
phewa tal

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