Kargah Buddha
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Muttaqi
Doha315 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Family
No connection with Buddhism, my assessment. Beautiful site related to mythical cultural history of the region. Nice cool place with in short distance. A small restaurant available for light refreshments. No specific car parking available. No ramp for wheel chair need to lift it for access. All weather access.
Written 14 September 2022
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sainbasha
Irvine, CA3,887 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
The structure of Buddha is engraved in stone on the mountain. The location is around a 20 minute drive out from Gilgit. You enter through a gate in a small garden (currently under renovation). When you look up you can see the engraved Buddha on the mountain. You can climb some stairs to het a closer look.
Written 4 October 2019
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PakistanTripPlanners
Lahore, Pakistan225 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
It is near about 10 km outside of Gilgit. It is a carved image of a large standing Buddha in the cliff-face in Kargha Nala. The carving, which is in a style also found in Baltistan, probably dates to the 7th century. The height is 50 ft. According to local legend, the figure is actually a man eating giants or witch who terrorized the local residents and was ultimately pinned to the cliff by a pir (holy/pious man) as punishment.
Written 15 May 2019
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Paul K
California380 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
It’s a pleasant walk to the standing Buddha up an easy hill and over a lovely bridge. I expected it to be free standing but what do I know - it’s carved in the side of a rocky hill.
Written 14 May 2019
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Omer Hashmi
Lahore, Pakistan10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Solo
The buddha was hand-carved on a mountain. You should walk up to the mountain where a beautiful small waterfall is running. And also the air is really fresh there. Don't forget to go overa bridge to see the history of the brige which can be mind-blowing to some people but I think its not true bcoz its related to some evil witch
Written 5 December 2018
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Leeyuk
Kuala Lumpur323 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Friends
A little out of the way on a narrow road, but leads to a lovely area beside a stream, good views, rustic villages and the Kargah Buddha carved into a cliffside. Well worth a visit, but more information at the site - eg, history, age, etc, would be helpful.
Written 27 September 2018
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flyfisher66
Islamabad, Pakistan2,977 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
20 minutes from Gilgit city at the start of Kargah gorge is the rock carved statue of Lord Budha, locally known as Kargah Budha. The brown barren rock with lots of green trees at the base and a blue water stream gushing through the valley is a remarkable setting.

The rock carved statue dates back to 7th century and unlike most other Budha carving that show Lord Budha in sitting pose, this one is a rare standing Budha. The area around is a good picnic site. This, along with the Kargah Gorge, is a must visit site in Gilgit city.
Written 8 September 2018
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Safari791914
Kuantan, Malaysia132 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Friends
Nice place for visit if u love ancient historical stories...here we can see the image of the Buddha that old people crafted on the hill
Written 27 August 2018
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Erum Khan
Islamabad, Pakistan149 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018
Kargah Buddha or Yashuni is something which is a must see in Gilgit town. Drive along Kargah Nallah is extremely exciting and refreshing. Once can enjoy fresh air and nature at its best. Since Kargah is also the hub hydro projects therfore it is an interesting drive. Buddha is at the start of the drive and one can not miss it. It is good to stop at the sight and have a look at the Buddha carving!
Written 24 May 2018
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Nancy D
Los Angeles, CA1,645 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Friends
This is located about twenty minutes out of Gilgit up a bit of a rocky narrow road. The Buddha dates from seventh century and I have no idea how this was carved high up in the mountain side. The best views are from further away where you can look straight on. But it’s cool to climb some rocks to get a bit closer.
Written 28 March 2018
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