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A must-see but demanding site which requires homework

Taxila, as a foremost exponent of the ancient Gandhara civilization, is a must-see. It might not be... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2018
goldenstar2005
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Islamabad
Significant Buddhist site

In modern Islamic Pakistan it is easy to forget that it had a Buddhist past ; in Taxila that is... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2017
Dirk W
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Mermaid Beach, Australia
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A famous archaeological site showcases different influences, from Persian to Biddhist.
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Taxila, Pakistan
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

Taxila, as a foremost exponent of the ancient Gandhara civilization, is a must-see. It might not be possible to finish off everything in a single day, especially if you are accompanied by young children. The ruins are spread over a 30-minute drive starting from the...More

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Reviewed 5 December 2017

In modern Islamic Pakistan it is easy to forget that it had a Buddhist past ; in Taxila that is dramatically illustrated. Also visible are the Greek, Persian and Indo influences that all played a roll here over the long history of this region. As...More

Thank Dirk W
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

we loved our trip here.we went to the museum too and bought some stuff from there.took lots of pics .i loved the layout of the city .they were truly clever people in those days

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Reviewed 12 September 2017

This is a hugely historic impressive area with many many sites to visit. If one is a true history fan, one day is insufficient. In the heat, carry an umbrella. A local guide (hired from Taxila museum) is a must. They say pay what you...More

Thank Naveed S
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

visit to Taxila museum will not be completed until you visit the ruins of lost Gandhara Civilization.

Thank Sadaqat K
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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...More

3  Thank Inam K
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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.

1  Thank AmirJahangir
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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...More

Thank Esham U
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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...More

Thank NovoArt
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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.

1  Thank AroundWorld300KDays
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