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Dhamek Stupa, Varanasi

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Monument Tourist Spot
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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  • The Dhamek Stupa is a massive 128 ft tall, 93 ft in diameter, impressive Stupa, dating to 200bc, where Buddha gave his first sermon after attaining enlightenment. It stands tall amongst the rest of th...  more »
  • It is one the way to Museum. So also visit the place. Budham Saranam Gachami...You can relax here. IYou should take guide. It will help you to understand the importance of place.  more »
  • For the Buddist people this will for sure be a special place. After seeing such wonderful monuments in `India- this was very dull and had no wow!  more »
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  • The place is great as Buddha delivered his first sermon here. First hand experience of the pillars which supported the lion capital which is kept inside the Saranath Museum nearby. A monolithic railing which was once a part of an Stoopa can also be viewed. A temple complex is also one of the protected monument here. Avoid going in summers.
  • Golden Buddha, It looks gorgeous. The place is clean and quite. People can pray, spend some spare time roaming in the garden.
  • #TouristAttraction 1. Buddhist Temples & Stupa. 2. Free Parking. 3. Entry Tickets - 15 INR. 4. Clean and Peaceful Campus. 5. Highly Recommend.
  • It is a stup build at the place where Gautam Buddha gave His first sermon after attaining Bodhisatva..It is very pious place for Buddhists.All around is very green . Satish Tripathi Gorakhpur..
  • Golden Buddha, It looks gorgeous. The place is clean and quite. People can pray, spend some spare time roaming in the garden.