Takht-i-Bahi
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The most complete Buddhist monastery in Pakistan founded in the 1st century.
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Jupiter81
Rome, Italy461 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
An Unesco site and the best well-kept example of Gandharan Architecture in Pakistan.
The Monastery is unique in its extension and detailed different areas (monk cells, halls, rooms, meeting areas, diverse stupas etc.) I visited it with the guide of a young archeologist from the University of Peshawar; he was extremely kind and explained everything related to the plase. The Monastery is located in a small elevation, sorrounded by hills and even the landscape view is extraordinary. The main sculptures have been removed and places at diverse Museums but you can still image the beauty of the site in the original times. Amazin
Written 7 December 2023
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Khanasifm
Timbuktu, Mali37 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Friends
Buddha monastery 2000 years old ans amazing confection of the time. With build inside a mountain and on top of mountain.
Written 2 November 2022
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Fahd_Vohra
Karachi, Pakistan1,741 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We Visited the monastery in the afternoon in June ,it was too hot best is to visit in the evenings, a walk from parking to stairs and long stairs takes quite a bit time , the monastery itself is kept in immaculate condition, although the sculptures which were there at the time of excavation are removed and kept uin the museums across Pakistan, most of them are kept in Peshawar Museum for security reasons, the meditation cells where the worshipers practiced mediaition are a must visit inside the monastery along with the conference rooms, class rooms ruins comprise a main stupa court, votive stupas court, a group of three stupas
Written 9 August 2022
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flyfisher66
Islamabad, Pakistan3,041 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
Takht-i-Bahi (The Throne of Bahi) is one of the most well preserved Budhist monasteries in Pakistan. Located 17 km from Mardan on hill, this monastery was founded in 1st century and remained an important Budhist educational and cultural center for many centuries.
Many of the rooms and buildings inside the monastery are still quite well preserved though mosto f the relics and statues have been taken away over a period of time. It's a full day visit if you are going from Islamabad but monastery itself is a couple of hours event.
Written 7 March 2020
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Precious Parker
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Family
So much history behind this place really helps you understand everything if you do some reading before going. Otherwise wonderful
Written 11 September 2019
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Mudassir Hassan khan
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates12 contributions
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Jun 2019 • Business
Takhtbhai, is one of the oldest remains of ancient time and have wonderful view on the top hills and a lot of tourist come here for seeing the archaeological site of an ancient Buddhist monastery in Mardan.
Written 7 August 2019
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Muhammad Adeel
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018
it was wonderful experience to travel takht-i-bhai and very civilized construction a library and with Takht of king and security post of all points for protection and living compound .. clear view of city from top also made you mesmerize your mind ..
Written 15 March 2019
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Haseeb U
Saidu, Pakistan149 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
Takht Bahi is approxumetly 15 km from Mardan.I recommed oct-nov month to visit that place.Approximetly 300 steps of stairs were present to go.up to see ancient budha remains.Place is very clean.Local transport is available to visit.I Share the picture of ticket and parking.I am really amused to see tje different points of Budha civilisation.
Written 6 November 2018
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asad iqbal
Rawalpindi, Pakistan170 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Friends
takhbhai is always ignored when we decide for travelling. A Buddhist monastery is on hill top which is unbelievably constructed in far past,
i recommend everyone to visit Oct to April.
Written 17 October 2018
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Imran Schah
Islamabad, Pakistan5,035 contributions
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Feb 2018 • Friends
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 very good shape.
Written 19 March 2018
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