"Unesco World heritage site #2" Buddhist Sites Tip by marvelous_girl

Buddhist Sites, Pakistan: 6 reviews and 5 photos

Buddhist Ruins of Takht-i-Bahi and Neighbouring City Remains at Sahr-i-Bahlol:
Taxila or Takshashila university that dates back to the reign of the Kushan dynasty was declared a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1980.The kingdom of Gandhara lasted from the 6th century BC to the 11th century AD. It attained its height from the 1st century to the 5th century AD under Buddhist Kushan Kings.The existence of large number of Buddhist stupas and monasteries in Gandhara is very sacred for Buddhists and an important part of Pakistan's historic culture.Besides Taxila, other neighbouring districts of Mansehra, Swabi, Mardan, Swat, Peshawar and Khyber Agency also possess similar sites, including edicts of emperor Ashoka (304 BC-232 BC)Tourism to these sites flourished during 1990s, when a large number of scholars, pilgrims and cultural enthusiasts from across the world flocked to Pakistan.

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  • Updated Jun 9, 2010
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