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Takht-i-Bahi

Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa | 15 Km From Mardan City, Mardan, Pakistan
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The Buddhist university

Some 15 Km from Mardan city on the way to Malakand pass is located the town of Takht-i-Bhai, a 2nd... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2018
ImranSchah
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Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan
A must visit Buddhist historic Monastery

Many historians believe Takht-i-Bahi is the worlds oldest Buddhist monastic university. It even pre... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2018
vajrayana77
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New York City, New York
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The most complete Buddhist monastery in Pakistan founded in the 1st century.
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Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa | 15 Km From Mardan City, Mardan, Pakistan
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

Some 15 Km from Mardan city on the way to Malakand pass is located the town of Takht-i-Bhai, a 2nd to 5th century C.E, Buddhist monastery. After Jaulian in Taxila, this is the 2nd Buddhist university in the region, well maintained and still in a...More

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Many historians believe Takht-i-Bahi is the worlds oldest Buddhist monastic university. It even pre dates Nalanda in India! This monastery was inhabited continuously for 800 years. it is spread over a 4km area. It really pays to hire a guide. They are locals who have...More

1  Thank vajrayana77
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

This is one the most visited and sited remains of Gandhara Civilization. It was declared protected in 1916 and declared UNESCO world heritage site in1980. Located 15 km main Mardan Malakand road at the town of Takht-i-bahi (some may call Takht-i-Bhai, which is incorrect). It...More

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Reviewed 16 November 2017

The highlight of my Gandhara pilgrimage. Great site, very evocative, restored in a convincing, non-invasive way. The caretaker is friendly and knowledgeable.

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Reviewed 29 May 2017

In my recent travels, I have visited many ancient sites but none can compare with the one I’m going to tell you about today. The site called “Takht-i-Bahi” is about 165km Northwest of Pakistan’s Capital city of Islamabad, in Mardan District. The 2 hour drive...More

3  Thank Al M
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Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I had been there - I actually live on a 20 minute walk distance from Takht bhai Buddhist remains. Just visit us and explore the site. And oh yes, the Chappli kebab - you will love it, they are famous.

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Reviewed 2 September 2016

Takht-i-Bhai is a archaeological site in Mardan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. It was first a Zoroastrian complex which converted into Buddhist monastic complex after arrival of Buddhism. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1980.

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Reviewed 16 July 2016

I used to go here 20 years ago, when I was working in Peshawar. In those days, hardly anyone else was there, and it was amazing. However, I have heard that Sir Mortimer Wheeler's reconstruction of the site in the 1920s is somewhat imaginative.

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Reviewed 5 May 2016

Besides the heritage monastery the chapli kebabs are just out of this world. Sit at a roadside stall that most truck or bus drivers frequent and you are likely to have excellent chaplis

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Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Amazingly beautiful. Gabdhara civilization. One cant imagine whats there in a far off city of takh bhai. Its not fully explored. Enjot chapal kebabs from.takht bhai market and visit budhas palace and stopas up on the hills. I love the place. Visited many times.

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