World Peace Pagoda, Pokhara

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At World Peace Pagoda, explore the 35 m (115 ft) tall Buddhist pagoda-style monument which symbolizes peace and compassion. Situated on a hilltop at the height of about 1,100 m (3,610 ft), the white temple offers a panoramic view of the lake, valley, and city, as well as the Himalayan range. The monument has two tiers, one for tourists and one for devotees to circumambulate the Buddha statue. Visit the site, which means "peace pagoda," either by crossing the lake by boat, or by going on an adventurous uphill trek. Take extra care of your personal belongings; some instances of theft have been reported. Arrange your visit to World Peace Pagoda and discover more family-friendly attractions in Pokhara using our Pokhara day trip tool .
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  • October 6, 2017
    Rather than get there by taxi, we preferred the path/trekking in nature. We sailed across the Lake in a canoe and then from there a climb through the forest of approximately 40-50 minutes. Exceptional views of nature and once at the top, the effort has paid off with this temple beautiful, quiet and relaxing.
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  • October 4, 2017
    It was a hot climb to the top if the steps. Pass the temple there's the cool Elite Cafe with the view. Pass that there's a dirt path to a smaller hill and over look. You get a good view of the lake an...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    Great location!!!!! top of the hill. Enjoyed the walk up to the Temple. Magnificent view for the top...!!  more »
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  • July 14, 2017
    Breathtaking view of the Himalayan mountains and Pokhara. The best time to come here is 5pm-7pm. You'll get insane photos from up here. On your way down I recommend to stop by one of the restaurants, order a coffee, and soak in the magical beauty of Nepal.
  • August 20, 2017
    A beautiful temple with breathtaking views of Pokhara, Phewa lake and the surrounding foothills of the Himalayas. The high Himalayas are visible in the distance on clear days. The hike up to the temple through lush green forests is strenuous but very rewarding.
  • September 5, 2017
    Pokhara is one of the most visited places in Nepal, and world peace pagoda is definitely worth a hike when you are at Pokhara. You will Love the view of the valley and mountains from here.
  • October 7, 2017
    Awesome Himalaya Range Views and Awesome Sun Rise View. You can experience all in one place including the Phewa lake and the hills ranges.
  • March 19, 2017
    You get such an immense inner peace of mind here. The cool breeze from the mountains and the ambiance, with Buddha in front of you reminding the love and compassion for all beings. I did the uphill hiking through the forest to reach the pagoda and trust me the forest hike was worth it. If you are nature lover, you will love it. There are 2 hike routes, and i did both, so choose whichever you like to walk. And the aerial view you gonna love this

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The country's second largest city has long been on the radar of international travelers, so you won't be disappointed with the number of places to stay in town. Most people look no further than the lakeside area, and if you're only in town for a short while, it really makes sense to stay by the water. You'll find standard larger hotels and pristine boutiques with attractive gardens and views, as well as a number of guesthouses run by families and aimed at backpackers. If you're going to be in town for a while longer, take a look at the rental properties available, either by the lake or in some of the less-frequented residential districts.
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