The Monastic Zone, an area of 1 sq. mile in the middle of the master plan has been divided into two zones by a 1.6km long pedestrian walkways and a canal in the middle. The West Monastic Zone comprises 29 plots of land, each allotted for construction of Mahayana monastery and the East Monastic Zone represents the Theravada (Hinayana) school of Buddhism where 13 plots are allotted for construction of Viharas. Currently there are three meditation centers in operation in this zone. The Statue of Baby Buddha, Central Canal and its boating facility, the Eternal Peace Flame, the Peace Bell etc. in the monastic zone are of great interest for the visitors.