"Taxila Museum" Taxila by FlameofLife

Taxila Travel Guide: 21 reviews and 92 photos

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Taxila Museum is one of those pre-partition places, built by the British, which are very popular among local and foreign tourists alike. It is located at 35kms from Islamabad, and the journey takes around 30-45 minutes depending on the traffic and ur driving skills. Roads are wide and metalled.

The construction of this museum started after a team led by Sir John Marshall found remains of some historic civilisations in the area in 1919. A guard in the museum told me it took about 20 years for the team excavate the area and build the museum. Office furniture, and kitchen utensils used by Sir. John Marshall have beeb preserved in the Museusm to pay homage to the man. They are located right on the main entrance to your right side.

No Cameras Inside the Museums Building

Visitors are not allowed to take pictures inside the building so we basically took pictures of the lawn at the back of the museum and headed back. Bad weather kept chasing us like a hungry koyote which was a bummer.

This is your host...

....waiting for the sun to come out. Interestingly enough there is a statue of Sun God in the museum but even he wasn't much help. he he.

On a side note: Saw lots of foreign tourist coming and going. There was a Chinese/Japanese group of tourists leaving when we were just entering. Then there was a lady from India we met at the entrance. and as we were leaving more ladies from India. hmmm

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:The aritifacts inside the museum r brilliant. Highly recommended. Very large Buddha status and other remains of old civilisations are nicely preserved.
  • Cons:Cant take pics inside. Lack of quality food outlets.
  • Last visit to Taxila: Feb 2006
  • Intro Updated Feb 25, 2006
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