The Buddhist monastery was in continual use until the 7th century AD. It is composed of an assemblage of buildings and is the most complete Buddhist monastery in Pakistan.The great centre of Buddhist learning at Taxila.
Man's quest for peace and eternal bliss has been linked invariably with penance and self-inflicted suffering. Buddha claimed to have attained "nirvana" this way. His disciples, clad in saffron robes, sought to find their peace, likewise, under the ancient trees at Taxila; young devouts assimilated his teachings eagerly; master-craftsmen immortalized their homage to this man of peace in exquisitely-carved statues and figures, which they preserved in bell shaped mounds, called "stupas".
These relics remain preserved in their original form to this day. And they are fascinating, both to scholars of Buddhism and casual students of history. On this tour, you will visit:
The great centre of Buddhist learning at Taxila with its unique combination of Hellenistic and Oriental religious art... innumerable specimens of Buddhist art and sculpture including the famed Dharmarajika stupa which contained a relic of Buddha; and Gandhara, the ancient site in Peshawar Valley where Buddhism flourished for 900 years.
The Peshawar museum also contains the famous gold vessel with the holy relics of Buddha. Not faraway, at Charsadda, you will visit the ancient city of Pushkalawati.
The peace and serenity associated with Buddhist monks still pervades Takht-e-Bahi, an amazingly well-preserved Buddhist monastery, dating back to the 2nd-5th century AD, which is situated atop a 500-foot-high hill.
The tour also includes visits to the picturesque mountain region of Swat and Gilgit. Apart from their breath-taking natural beauty, they will hold you spellbound with their rich archaeological treasures.
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TOUR HIGHLIGHTED : Arrival In Lahore or Islamabad Taxila Buddhist States &University Sites -Swat-Takhat-Bhi Ruins Peshawar
5-day Pakistan Express Tour - Islamabad Lahore Rohtas Fort Taxila
This Pakistan private tour permits you to uncover a mix of ancient and modern aspects of this great nation. We will visit Taxila, the ancient Greco-Buddhist ruins. You will also get familiarized with and visit Lahore, the cultural hub of Pakistan.
Day 01 – Islamabad/Lahore Meet on arrival transfer to hotel ,after check in some time for a rest then start a tour A short Visit of City Tour over night at hotel.
Day 02 – After breakfast Drive to Taxila in Taxila Museum, we will brief you about the Taxila heritage sites and the excavated sites of the Buddhist Universities at Sirkap and Jaulian. Overnight in Islamabad .
Day 03 Drive to Lahore on the way we will visit kalar kahar and world second largest salt mines in khewara .after explore we will resume our jurney to lahore or arrival check in hotel
Day 04 – After breakfast we will start lahore tour first visit to lahore museum and explore old lahore city famous tourist places Lahore fort ,masque , and old bazar after visit check in at hotel
Day 05 -Drop airport for your international flights.
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