Visit to Takht Bahi – Buddhist Monastery

While we were coming back from eating Bhong from Sakhakot, Mardan, we went to Takht-i-Bahi. Takht-i-Bahi (also spelled Takht Bahi, Takht Bai or Takh Bay – urdu تخت بھائی) is a Parthian archaeological site in Mardan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. These are the best preserved remains of earliest Buddhist Monastery. We were late there so were only allowed to visit for ~1 hour before the complex gets closed. The entrance fee is 10 Pakistani Rupees. I still have my ticket with me.

Gates of the Complex
Gates of the Complex – Ignore the glitch – Photo was taken from inside the car
Welcome to Takht-i-Bahi | With our best driver – Nawaz
Welcome to Takht-i-Bahi | With our best driver – Nawaz
Then comes these long Stairs to go up the hill
Then comes these long Stairs to go up the hill
Checkout the Construction work – So much detailed that it has survived over 2200 years.
Checkout the Construction work – So much detailed that it has survived over 2200 years.
The entrance stairs lead to this main stupa court where Seated Buddha Statue was found.
The entrance stairs lead to this main stupa court where Seated Buddha Statue was found.
Since the British have taken the statute to UK – I became the Buddha before I became Software Engineer. Haha.
Since the British have taken the statute to UK – I became the Buddha before I became Software Engineer. Haha.
On the Right side of Main Stupa Court
On the Right side of Main Stupa Court
View of the opposite side of hill
View of the opposite side of hill
Notice something Unusual ? – What is this spiral thing between the stones ? It felt like some metal.
Notice something Unusual ? – What is this spiral thing between the stones ? It felt like some metal.
Heavy rains are causing trouble for these best preserved remains of earliest Buddhist Monastery.
Heavy rains are causing trouble for these best preserved remains of earliest Buddhist Monastery.
Ok! You may be cool but you may not be eating-orange-at-a-seat-at-takht-i-bahi-heights-cool | Two Sajjads in a Photo
Ok! You may be cool but you may not be eating-orange-at-a-seat-at-takht-i-bahi-heights-cool | Two Sajjads in a Photo
We were getting late – only 15 more minutes before the complex gets closed
We were getting late – only 15 more minutes before the complex gets closed
View of other side from the Seat
View of other side from the Seat
Evening with Oranges on a Seat at Takht-i-Bahi :)
Evening with Oranges on a Seat at Takht-i-Bahi 🙂
One Last Picture before we go back to our home.
One Last Picture before we go back to our home.

On our way back, Fayaz started to tell me the story of Gul Meer. It was already started to dark & this story make me fear. So we rushed to our car. Although we were there for just one hour & were only able to see the glimpse of this place but I was fascinated by the details of construction. Hope I come here again some day to see this place in more details.

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Hi! I am Sajjad Arif Gul, Software Engineer by profession but apart from my work, I am also a passionate Gamer, Teacher, Swimmer, Photographer and Writer. I love travelling and doing works that bring positive values to the lives of people.

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