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Dhamek Stupa, Varanasi
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Marvel at exquisite ancient stonemasonry and bricklaying at Dhamek Stupa, a massive early Buddhist tower built in 500 AD in the spot of an older stupa built by King Ashoka. Believed to mark the spot where Buddha preached his first sermon, this impressive 34 m (111.5 ft) tall cylinder-shaped structure features a stone drum base of 28.5 m (93.5 ft) in diameter with the upper portion made of bricks. Geometrical and floral designs dominate the lower parts of the tower with swastikas, some human figures and birds. Pilgrims come to pray in the garden surrounding the tower on a huge lawn lined with trees. Add Dhamek Stupa to your Varanasi travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Varanasi travel itinerary planner.
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  • My wife and I visited the Dhamekh Stupa during a trip to Sarnath whilst visiting Varanasi during a tour of northern India. Located about 10km from Varanasi, Sarnath is a Buddhist pilgrimage centre, an...  more »
  • Well maintained and thought provoking site. This must have been an inspiring pace to have studied centuries ago. 
  • Strange she like ruined by time or newly built. Many Buddhist pilgrims. Japanese people with cameras. Beautiful park, a large stupa. Ornament is partially preserved.
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  • Lord Buddha's first sermon was given here. Important place to all Buddhists and a place remembered for one of the greatest sons of Buddhism "Great Anagarika Dharmapala" who sacrificed almost his entire life to preserve these Buddhist sites for millions of follwers to worship today. India honoured grrat Dharmapala by naming the street after him. A must visit site by anyone visiting this area.
  • Prabudha society organised budhist acupressure yoga naturopathy & pipasna camp time to te in sarnath. Dr.shri prakash Baranwal national president prabudha society india
  • A place of great historical and spiritual importance. It boasts of a very lush green surrounding which is soothing to the eyes. To the locals it is known as Sita Rasoia
  • Its vry cool and vry mysterious...
  • Really superb place. A must visit for travellers looking for spiritual insight and the history of Lord Buddha There's a really nice museum of the archaeological survey of India carrying history related to the era of Lord Buddha and the great Ashoka.