Tag: PK – Buddhist Ruins of Takht-i-Bahi and Neighbouring City Remains at Sahr-i-Bahlol

The throne of the water spring; Wisal Yousafzai; Tribune

Photo: Nazish Aiyaz

Recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1980, the Takht Bhai complex holds immense tourist and academic value…

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The Most Famous Cultural Heritage Sites in Pakistan; Saad Nasir; ProPakistani

Pakistan has been blessed with plenty of places that showcase the best of nature. Additionally, Pakistan is also home to some of the most ancient civilizations in the world.

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View of Takht-i-Bahi, UNESCO World Heritage Site in NW Pakistan; Wu Qin; Xinhua

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Preserving Takht-i-Bahi: why the old and the new must walk hand in hand; Tayeba Batool; Tribune

The community’s ownership and affiliation with the place has been marred by state-led interventions…

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A Buddhist’s pilgrimage to Pakistan; Manoranjan Sharma; Daily Times

Pakistan – Buddhist Ruins of Takht-i-Bahi and Neighbouring City Remains at Sahr-i-Bahlol

At Lumbini in Nepal, we have a connection with Buddhism like a baby has with the breast. It is religious and spiritual, yes, but far more. Since it is the birthplace of Lord Buddha and a pilgrimage site, Buddhism – its sacraments and ceremonies – flows through the streets and sites of Lumbini like blood through veins. It is a part of our everyday life, like to a Muslim living in Mecca or a Christian in Vatican. So when I heard from my friends Bikram Pandey and Sarad Pradhan – who had been to Pakistan on the Buddha Circuit Tourism – about the country’s Hindu and Buddhist monuments, I decided to go and explore our heritage there.

My Napalese friends were much surprised to see Hindu temples in Pakistan well preserved, an impression that you don’t get from news media. My visit itself threw up more surprises. I found Pakistan quite different from what I had perceived it to be. The roads were safe, the security situation much better than what I had expected; the infrastructure good and the people friendly.

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Pakistan’s Vanishing History; Daud Khattak; The Diplomat

Photo: Daud Khattak

Pakistan’s 2,000-year-old historical treasures are under threat from religious extremists and smugglers.

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