Dhamek Stupa
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seema60
Toronto, Canada947 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Friends
The Dhamek stupa is part of the ruins at Sarnath. It’s majestic with some decorations on the outer wall. The stupa was built by Ashoka and then rebuilt again.
Written 25 January 2023
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DipuKV
Pune, India2,769 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Solo
A landmark in Sarnath, Dhamek Stupa is an excellent spot for clicks and views. You really admire the skill and passion with which this massive stupa must have been built so many hundreds of years ago!
Written 15 December 2022
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Buddha
Utah2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Horrific. Took the whole family expecting a pure Buddhist beauty but my son took one glimps at it and took off crying.
Written 7 October 2022
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Dinesh
Chandigarh, India58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Exceptionally peaceful place. It has well maintained lawns, the ruins of Ashokan Pillar, and this towering stupa. A serene, quiet, green escape from the din and clamour of Varanasi.
Written 10 January 2022
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vindhya2015
Nagpur, India115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
This was the place at Sarnath where the Buddha gave his first sermon to a mere 5 disciples. Beautifully maintained grounds and monuments ...a must see.
Written 22 November 2021
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bjroaming
Bengaluru, India177 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
The Stupa was a great addition to our varanasi trip. Would recommend to visit as early in the day as possible as it can get hot. You can do a quick 20mins viewing and run or a detailed 2hour look over the grounds and the museum. All are well maintained by Archaeological society of india
Written 16 October 2021
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S. Singh
India5,621 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
Well with due respect of "The Buddha & Buddhism ", This is The Holy place of worship , Pray and mighty who follow" The Buddha "

Must Know - Must wear descent clothing because most Srilanken & other countries The Followers of "The Buddha" comes here for worship & Pray....
Proper footwear, Hat / Umbrella , water bottle must have.

Ticket - Applicable.
Ticket purchase only by digital mode of payment not from cash.

A very large wide area where the excavated sites seen every where witch having there own value in history .

This place is spiritual value because of The buddha relative sculptures and ruined artefacts .

Near by also a temple too.

This place is around 12-14 km from main Varanasi City.

This area also having The ruined parts of The Ashokan Pillar and the top of the part is safely situated in near by Arachnological museum which is The Indian National Emblem.

For proper viewing this compound area you must have 1 to 2 hours .

If you will hire a proper guide or authenticated guide then you will know better a very fine and oldest history of this area and "The Buddha".
Do not hire any local or unauthorised guide they will charge more and giving you the wrong or false information .

Nearby the proper paid parking for vehicles .
No snacks or fast-food shops inside the museum boundary.

Outside too many counters of fast-food & snacks on the side of main road.

No - smoking inside the Compound area.
Written 20 June 2021
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sanju_222323
New Jersey14,182 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Located 13 km from Varanasi, it is the most remarkable structure in Sarnath. Built by Emperor Ashoka of the Maurya Dynasty, It’s a massive cylindrical structure measuring 28m in diameter and 43.6 meters in height,

why it's so famous, especially among Buddhists: it marks the spot where Lord Buddha preached the first sermon to His five disciples after attaining enlightenment in Bodh Gaya. Buddhist pilgrims from around the world visit Sarnath to circumambulate the holy Stupa and worship Lord Buddha. National and international tourists also flock to Sarnath to get a glimpse of Buddhist architecture and culture at this significant center of Buddhism.

The word Dhamek is a distorted form of Dharma Chakra that means “turning the wheel of the Dharma”. Buddha’s first sermon was on the “Wheel of Law”, which might be the reason for the name.

You can hire a cab, auto, or even a rickshaw from the hotel depending on the distance from the hotel to reach the spot. we hired a tuk-tuk :)
Basic facilities are there but don't expect much. it was some 25/PP fee
Written 12 May 2021
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arnabc_iitm
Kolkata (Calcutta), India171 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
The place though have huge historical importance but not well maintained . The wash room, exit route everything is marked but nothings actually exists. My advice just see the monumnet from gate and take few photos, do not enter.
Written 22 March 2021
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Pranab Pal @paltravelogue
Navi Mumbai, India480 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
During our Varanasi trip, we went for a day trip to Sarnath .
After visiting the Mulagandha Kuti Vihar , our next stop was Dhamek Stupa.
In fact, both the Mulagandha Kuti Vihar and Dhamek Stupa remains side by side .

We walked through beautiful garden at the Mulagandha Kuti Vihar and reached Dhamek Stupa within few minutes.

Dhamek Stupa is said to have been built in the year 500 CE while the construction was ordered by Emperor Ashoka in the 3rd Century BC.
There’s a small museum right after the entrance which has a few basic details of the monument.
The monument is under the control of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and is well-maintained with manicured gardens and benches with trees 🌳🌿 .

Dhamek Stupa is one of the renowned historical sites in Sarnath. Built with stones and red bricks, the structure of Dhamek Stupa is cylindrical in shape. The lower part is wholly adorned with stunning carved stones.

Besides, the entire structure of this stupa stands comfortably at an imposing height of 43.6 m along with the base diameter of 28 m. Along with that, the complex includes a total of 8 niches each facing a different direction.

Another main feature of this historical architecture are the inscriptions in the Brahmi Script. Magnificently carved humans and birds figures can also be seen at Dhamek Stupa.

Over-all, a great historical Buddhist site at Sarnath .
😍😍😍

This is a MUST vist site in your Sarnath itinerary .
I strongly recommend this place to visit at Sarnath ! 👍👍
Written 25 February 2021
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