Taxila 35 kms from Islamabad
Has riches in Archeological sites. Most built between 600 BC and 500 AD located near the Taxila Museum
During Gandhara Civilizaton, Taxila was a centre for promoting Buddhist sculpture, architecture, and education.
Over 50 sites of archeological importance based on the life of Lord Buddha around Taxila
Some of the Most important sites include Dharmarajika, Stupa, Bhir Mound, Sirkap, Jandial Temple, and Jaulian Monestery.
Taxila Museum has displayed relics related to Buddhist heritage
The ancient kingdom of Gandhara near Taxila, was critical in spreading Buddhism.
Asoka the Great, and Indian Emperor of Maurya Dynasty spread his message of Buddha, built Stupas, and carved Buddha statues from here in 300/400 BC.
Sites are scattered across Pakistan.
Dharmarajika Stupa in Takht-i-Bahi, KPK
The Votive Stupa, Shingardar Stupa, the Amlik Dara Stupa in Taxila (previously known as Takshashila)
An iconic Buddha statue in Swat
Bamala, KPK is a major heritage site for Buddhism. Remails of a 1700-year-old buddha statue was discovered 3 years ago.
Dharmarajika Stupa in Taxila designated UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980
Takht-i-bahi located in KPK. Consists of an ancient buddhist monestary situated high atop a 152-meter hill. Belongs to period of Gandhara Kingdom (1000 BC to 7th Century). Included in UNESCO in 1980. Consiss of 2 stupas and many other relics and remains. Even Asoka the great built stupas here.
Tope Mankiala in Punjab is the site where according to a legend lord buddha fed 7 hungry tiger cubs with his body parts.
Katas Raj is a famous Buddhist stupa sacred to hindus, Buddhists, and jains.
Around Peshawar city alone there are over 500 heritage sites and monumenets.