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The marvel of Taxila

This is a hugely historic impressive area with many many sites to visit. If one is a true history... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Naveed S
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London, United Kingdom
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visit to Taxila museum will not be completed until you visit the ruins of lost Gandhara... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
Sadaqat K
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A famous archaeological site showcases different influences, from Persian to Biddhist.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good22%
  • Average22%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 15 April 2017

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

Thank Sadaqat K
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

1  Thank Inam k
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
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
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
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
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...More

1  Thank KhuramM
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...More

1  Thank Londho_Laine
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

Thank shibli a
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