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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Archaelogical Survey of India has done a wonderful job in excavating and preserving such unique pieces of history. Hats off to them

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank milma
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ashoka Pillar is which is now broken is preserved inside a glass enclosure inside the Sarnath excavation site. It belongs to the Ashoka Period which was believed to be  from 268 to 232 BCE. Ashoka Pillar is carved out of stone, was built to mark...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 September 2019

If you don't know who Ashoka was and what he means to Indian history and Buddhism, this will look like just a bunch of broken rocks. If you do know the history - it is moving to see this, knowing there were so many erected...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 13 February 2019

You will find this pillar inside the temple and if you take a guided tour they will definitely tell you about it's history and original carvings of the stone.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank PratushN
Reviewed 4 January 2019 via mobile

The Ashoka Pillar is a part of the archaeological excavation site in Sarnath. The site is very historical and is worth a visit. The pillar now lies in multiple pieces and the top which is our emblem is in the museum

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BharathiMani
Reviewed 28 December 2018

Ashoka pillar is inside the museum.Well maintained museum.must watch in sarnath,varanasi.Nice to watch it

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ramki09
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

The sarnath site and the adjacent museum are worth a visit. Entry fee for both is 30 rupees. The site has description of important areas, one being the pillars. These are broken and are placed within glass enclosure. Ashok an inscriptions are clearly visible. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 31 August 2018

Ashoka Pillar is present in the same area where Dhamek Stupa is situated. Only the pillars are kept here in three to four pieces. The upper portion is kept in Sarnath Museum.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Niya1315
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

I went to Ashoka Pillar. The national emblem of India and a mark of Emperor Ashoka's visit to Sarnath, the Ashoka Pillar crafted out of stone is an impressive structure with four lions at the top. It is great place to go.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 25 August 2018

This is a ashoka pillar in saranath but its not full and erect but houses only the lower broken parts of the pillar kept inside the fensed grilled enclosure and we could not go near

Date of experience: November 2017
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