Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur, Paharpur

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Visit Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to see incredible carved decorations in stone and terracotta. The ruins' architecture contains some important historical and artistic masterpieces, such as the murals on the outside walls, which show how Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism influenced the site's creation. See over 60 sculptures of Hindu deities at the base of the shrine, and inspect cells where monks used to meditate. Visit the onsite museum, which provides more historical information and displays some recovered artifacts. Before you head to Paharpur, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Paharpur online day trip planner, to make sure you see all that Paharpur has to offer, including Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur.
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  • A UNESCO heritage site, the ruins of this Buddhist Vihara are stunning. Although not much more than the foundations remain of the monastery, the stupa is amazing. The terracotta tiles are superb...  more »
  • Despite one traveller not impressed, it's a shame that people cannot appreciate ancient relics that have withstood war, climate change and foot traffic! I can see their point however, that to have...  more »

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