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. A visit to Dhamek Stupa represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Varanasi day trip planning site to plot your vacation.
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  • Dhamek Stupa belongs to 1026 AD it is the sport where lord buddha preached his first sermon. Its has a diameter of 28 meters and a total height of around 42 meters including the foundation. Its has ei...  more »
  • It is a stupa built on another stupa, however what remains from the outside is not much (nothing to do with those of Katmandu for example): there are no decorations, so you see the living bricks. anyway that's where Buddha gave the first speech so it's a characteristic and important place for that religion
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  • This is a peaceful park... But yes just like in Delhi park here's too you can see couple's busy in their stuff some time.. But overall it is a nice place
  • This is a very beautiful place...., but many times it's just like a park in Delhi, here is too many couples is busy in their stuff. It is lovely place for family tours... Lovely place and serenity to spend a day with family... Everyone can easily reach here from varanasi by auto, share auto also available.. It is just 25 km from Varanasi mai city station.... Overall it is a nice place....
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