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Review of Dhamek Stupa

Dhamek Stupa
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Private Day Trip to Sarnath from Varnasi
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Half-Day Sarnath Tour from Varanasi
Ranked #12 of 98 things to do in Varanasi
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“spectacular..”
Reviewed 3 April 2014

spectacular is the only word that comes to my mind after peaceful...that's the place where Buddha gave his first preachings to his first 5 disciples

Visited March 2014
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“Good to Visit If in Area”
Reviewed 16 March 2014

Located by the side of the main temple park in Sarnath. Good to see if in area but not worth making a detour to visit if you have been to Asian bhuddist temples and stupas as despite this being one of Buddhism's holiest sites, the temples are fairly new and the site lacks the historical charm and serene environment present at Asiabn temples, even though Sarnath is positively serene compared to Varanesi!

Note that like the main temple it is closed from 11:30-1:30 PM when the monks have their main meal of the day. You can still see the stupa from outside during these hours but can't go inside. The nearby museum stays open and only costs 5 rupees to visit.

Visited March 2014
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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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“Tread in Buddha's footsteps”
Reviewed 6 February 2014

What a priveledge to think such a holy man walked these grounds. Relics are left inside, but not visible, nevertheless the whole place whispered "serenity". Just what you you need after "escaping" Varanasi for a blissful few hours.

Visited January 2014
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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“IMPRESSIVE MONUMENT”
Reviewed 2 February 2014

The Stupa is located in Sarnath and it's the most important site you should visit if you are in the area. Budhist walk around the monument as a part of their religious quest. Be careful of the people there, as there are many who want to trick you into buying things

Visited January 2014
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Lucknow, India
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“Just sit there with close eyes”
Reviewed 25 January 2014

Just sit in peace,leave the world behind.

Do go to the ruins of temple in front of the Dhamek Stupa.
Do sit,Meditate.
This place needs peace to be felt,
not merely a tourist spot.

Visited December 2013
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