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Rishipattan Road | 13 Km From Varanasi, Varanasi 221007, India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This bell shaped stupa is still very well maintained and is the highlight of the excavated archaeological site in saranath dating back to several centuries. This structure is huge and revered by tourists and pilgrims alike. Archaeological department must be complemented for the excellent upkeep...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank sridharan2013
Reviewed 13 February 2019

This stupa was built by Ashoka when he started following Buddhism. And is of great significance do ask guide about each detailing of the temple. And how Gupta rulers further preserved and built this stupa. Do ask guides about the relics and more about the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank PratushN
Reviewed 9 February 2019

If you have any love for Buddhism, this is an absolute must place to visit. The Stupa itself is just outside the compound where the Lord gave his first sermon to his early disciples. Emperor Ashoka erected a huge stone pillar with the iconic 'four...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sivadasan M
Reviewed 4 February 2019

The great emperor Ashoka whom many consider the most compassionate and greatest of emperors the world has seen took to non violence after winning a war and seeing the resulting bloodshed in the battle field, took to Buddhism ash got influenced by the great man's...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank satishsatya
Reviewed 23 January 2019

Stupas originated as pre-Buddhist tumuli, in which ascetics were buried in a seated position, called chaitya.The Dhamek Stupa is said to mark the spot (Rishipattana which can be translated as "where the Rishi arrived") where the Buddha gave the first sermon to his first five...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Granger23
Reviewed 17 January 2019

We were there without a guide but after a few walk, we decided a local guide can tell us more about the places & their history. It was a good decision we made. As a Buddhist, this is one of the 4 Holy Places of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank joycfadjar
Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

Sarnath is a very close destination in Varanasi Dhamek Stupta is also very popular and attractive sightseeing place, better known as Lord Bhuddha bhumi, Dhamek Stupa situated in the middle of Sarnath and also very popular and attractive sightseeing in Varanasi. Followers of Lord Bhuddha...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank yogindery
Reviewed 4 January 2019 via mobile

The Dhamek stupa is part of the excavation complex housing the Ashoka pillar. The Stupa in itself is a beautiful brick structure but doesn't house any relic. A must do !

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BharathiMani
Reviewed 1 January 2019

The Stupa is the largest structure in Sarnath being twenty-eight meters in diameter at the bottom and forty three and a half meters high, being made of both stone and brick. It dates from 500 CE and replaced a 249 BCE one. The whole World...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Betula103
Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

The Stupa is interesting but like the rest of Sarnath, not a must not miss. It does stand out in the excavation site.

Date of experience: December 2018
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