The stupa, a Buddhist structure, was jointly initiated by the governments of China and India in 2005 during Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao's state visit to India.
Monk, White Horse Temple, said, "Thanks to the efforts of the Chinese and Indian governments, the new Indian-style stupa at the White Horse Temple has finally been completed. It symbolizes the friendship between the two peoples."
The White Horse Temple was established under the patronage of Emperor Ming in the Eastern Han capital Luoyang in the year 68.
The first version of the Chinese "Sutra of Forty-two Sections" was produced at the temple. The temple then increased in importance as Buddhism grew in China, and spread to Korea, Japan and Vietnam.
The introduction of Buddhism in China was also a significant influence on Chinese morals, thought and ethics.