Japanese Peace Pagoda, Unawatuna

4.3
Designed to focus on peace between all peoples, Japanese Peace Pagoda sits atop a hill overlooking a beach, with views stretching down into the city. Take a stroll up the hill, or take a rickshaw all the way to the top. Before you enter the temple, remember to cover up your shoulders and knees and remove your shoes. Once inside, take a moment to appreciate the message sent by the Buddhist monks who built the pagoda, and snap photos of the various Buddha statues. To visit Japanese Peace Pagoda and get the most from your holiday in Unawatuna, create itinerary details personal to you using our Unawatuna trip itinerary maker app .
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  • I’m glad we made the effort to go and see this. It is very calm and gives interesting facts about Lord Buddha. The views are stunning.  more »
  • Need a tuk tuk taxi to reach the top of the hill, but the stupa is one of the most amazing I’ve seen! At sunset you can watch the sun disappear in to the sea! Love it!  more »
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  • A beautiful structure. Really amazing how all the Japanese peace pagodas look. Beautiful view and beautiful location.
  • On the hillside west of Unawatuna, this impressive pagoda was built by Japanese Buddhist monks of the Mahayana sect in 2005, as part of their scheme to build peace temples in conflict zones.
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