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  Dhamekh Stupa
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Built in the 5th century and modified many times since, this 112-foot (34-meter) high stupa is believed to be on the site of the Buddha's first sermon in 528 bce.

Originally a repository for relics and mementoes of the Buddha and boddhisatvas, or Buddhist "saints," stupas evolved into the graceful pagodas found throughout east and southeast Asia.

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  • Written Jan 13, 2005
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