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Ruins of Takht-i-Bahi: Historical Remains

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About the Place

Takht-i-Bahi is known as the “Throne of the water spring”. Takht-i-Bahi is an Indo-Parthian archaeological site of an ancient Buddhist monastery in Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The Takht-i-Bahi site has been well preserved and is among the most imposing artifact of Buddhism in all of Gandhara.

The famous Buddhist monastery was founded in the 1st Century. In 1980, Takht-i-Bahi was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Buddhist remains of Takht-i-Bahi are a canonical complex. The area of Takht-i-Bahi constitutes 33 hectares and is a well-known tourist destination. The buildings were constructed of stone blocks set in a lime and mud mortar.

Today the ruins of Takht-i-Bahi comprise a main stupa court, a group of three stupas, a conference hall, secular buildings, and a votive stupas court. The ruins of Takht-i-Bahi have a lot of history attached to it. The historical importance of Takht-i-Bahi has made the place an emerging tourist destination. If you are an archaeological lover and love to explore history then you should visit the place.

Some of the hotels near the Takht-i-Bahi are Amin Hotel Peshawar, Pearl Continental Peshawar, Fort Continental Hotel, and Shelton Green’s Hotel. The average cost for a day’s stay at Pearl Continental Peshawar is 75 US Dollars.

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