Shanti Stupa is a Buddhist white-domed stupa (chorten) on a hilltop in Chanspa, It was built in 1991 by Japanese Buddhist Bhikshu Gyomyo Nakamura with the help of ladakhi Buddist to spread the buddihsm. 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. The stupa is built as a two-level structure. The first level features the central relief of Dharmacakra with deer on each side. A central golden Buddha image sits on a platform depicting the "turning wheel of Dharma" (Dharmacakra).
The second level has reliefs depicting the "birth" of Buddha, the death of Buddha (mahanirvana) and Buddha "defeating the devils" while meditating.Both levels feature a series of smaller meditating Buddha reliefs. 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 Ladakh it is the "most famous tourist attraction" around Leh, though its architectural style is different from the Ladakhi style.
The Shanti Stupa overlooks the city of Leh, providing panoramic views of the city,.Sunrise and sunset are considered to provide the best views from Shanti Stupa The stupa is illuminated with lights at night The stupa is open for tourists between 5:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.