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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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  • It truly is amazing because to think Buddha was even here but with that said it is an in and out. Not a lot to see...but at the same time I'm sure glad I went!  more »
  • We have visited here during my a day trip to Varanasi. Extremely beautiful and centrally located. People come from accross the India to see this place.  more »
  • The stupa (structure) is very old and very nice to explore. This is situated inside the park of Sarnath and very popular among locals. This has its great importance and must visit point in varanasi.  more »
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  • Golden Buddha, It looks gorgeous. The place is clean and quite. People can pray, spend some spare time roaming in the garden.
  • One of the four most important places of Buddhists. This stupa indicate the exact place where Historical Buddha preached his five disciples and turned the wheel of Dharma. Well preserved and maintained by ASI.
  • I love this place. It is one of the most worship places on earth, as it is also known for Ashoka and Buddhist temples.
  • 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.
  • 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