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Address: Taxila, Pakistan
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A famous archaeological site showcases different influences, from Persian...

A famous archaeological site showcases different influences, from Persian to Biddhist.

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Tamika ruins

Just 30 km from Islamabad on tha main grand trunk road the Taxila ruins take you back 2500 years into the era of Budha, Alexander and Asoka. Reflecting a worlds most interesting... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 December 2016
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Islamabad
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Just 30 km from Islamabad on tha main grand trunk road the Taxila ruins take you back 2500 years into the era of Budha, Alexander and Asoka. Reflecting a worlds most interesting and rich civilisation one can find endless images of Buddha in stone and stucco. His stages of life are scattered all around.

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

This place offers unique experience in terms of Buddhism history. Hire a guide and get the right historical perspective. You can get a guid for Pak Rs. 500 - 1000 only.

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Slough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Been pretty much everywhere in Pakistan. This is one of the best places if you are into Buddhist history and have some knowledge prior to going there. Guides are good but they speak native language. Place is well guarded and safe. A lot of history here to see. Really well maintained by the authorities.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

Only 2 km from the small but excellent Taxila museum. A city of of wonders. The layer of this ancient city is the third, 2 other layers of civilisation are under the current city. A city of contrasts and marvels, not only in the form of monuments, but more so of the fact that all different religions had a firm... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

The history of Taxila is truly fascinating. The museum is nice, the staff is informed and friendly, and the ruins are interesting. It's no Stonehenge or Angkor Wat, but for Pakistan it's pretty good.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2014 via mobile

That's according to my guide Can't say I verified his saying It's located in different areas where you have to climb a good set of stairs I went there in 1999 Not really well conserved unfortunately Don't know if excavation is still Going on You can see different eras with walls built on top of each other like Greek at... More 

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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2014

Normally I get goosebumps over antiquity but this place just didn't do it for me. Alexander the Great passed by and there are ancient Buddhist temples, lingga galore, and the oldest university in the region, built by Greeks around 400bc. So why didn't I love it? Hard to say. Most of the statuary has been removed to the museum, and... More 

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Pakistan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2014 via mobile

Its the center from where buddhism spread around asia Its home of ashoka the great Here u can find oldest stautes and traces of buddhism Sorry its not international standered

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2014

Because we were short of time, the hotel recommended that we started with the site, Jaulien as it was the biggest and the best. Take note that it is also the furthest from the museum. There must be the equivalent of 10 flights of stairs to climb before reaching the site. The best preserved stupa bases and Buddha statues are... More 

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Lahore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2012

The land of famous including "Alexander the great", Taxilla is an experience not be missed if you are visiting Islamabad/Peshawar for the first time. Be careful of the locals trying to sell you fake buddha structures which is basically a rip-off. However they also have coins sometimes which are mostly genuine. The visit of ruins including Sircup and dharmarajika is... More 

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