Pakistan Taxila Swat Valley
The Buddhist Swat Valley in Pakistan
Sculpture of Buddha and Stupa's under barbed wire protection. View of the Takht-i-Bhai Buddhist Monastery in the Swat valley in Pakistan..Taxila, the main centre of Gandhara, is over 3,000 years old. Taxila had attracted Alexander the great from Macedonia in 326 BC, with whom the influence of Greek culture came to this part of the world. Taxila later came under the Mauryan dynasty and reached a remarkable matured level of development under the great Ashoka. During the year 2 BC, Buddhism was...
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