Nagarkot Buddha Peace Garden


If you like climbing Mayan pyramids you will enjoy the steep climb up the stone steps to the garden atop this shrine. The central attraction is a massive gold Buddha, although the views of the adjacent valley, a community forest, aren't bad either. There are plans to build a monastery further up the mountain.

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