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Shanti Stupa of Ladakh is located on the hilltop at Changspa, at a height of 4,267 metres (13,999 ft), and is located 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from Leh. It was constructed by a Japanese Buddhist organization(The Japanese for World Peace). The aim behind the construction of the stupa was to commemorate 2500 years of Buddhism and to promote World Peace. His Holiness, the Dalai Lama inaugurated the Shanti Stupa in the year 1985. Leh Ladakh Jammu, Kashmir,Tibet, India

Shanti Stupa is a Buddhist white-domed Stupa on a hilltop in Chanspa near Leh in Ladakh. It was built in 1991 by Japanese Buddhist Bhikshu, Gyomyo Nakamura. The Shanti Stupa holds the relics of the Buddha at its base, enshrined by the 14th Dalai Lama. The Shanti Stupa was built to promote world peace and prosperity and to commemorate 2500 years of Buddhism. It is considered a symbol of the ties between the people of Japan and India. 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. Chanspa, Leh, Ladakh, India, Asia.

Leh is the joint capital and largest city of Ladakh, a union territory of India. Leh, located in the Leh district, was also the historical capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh. Leh Palace also known as Lachen Palkar Palace is a former royal palace overlooking the city of Leh in Ladakh, India. It was constructed circa 1600 by Sengge Namgyal. The palace was abandoned when Dogra forces took control of Ladakh in the mid-19th century and forced the royal family to move to Stok Palace.

A snowstorm halts traffic at the base of the Taglang La ( Tanglang La ) Pass. (17,480 ft). The Manali to Leh Highway is one of the highest and most rugged mountain passes in the world. Going over the mighty Himalayan Mountains and ending in the rain shadow in the city of Leh. The pass is only open for a few months of the year when conditions allow.

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