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“Nice to see”
Review of Dhamek Stupa

Dhamek Stupa
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Insight Varanasi Day Tour
Ranked #12 of 98 things to do in Varanasi
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Hyderabad, India
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“Nice to see”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

Nice to see the place where Buddha gave his first speech to his followers.Other international temples and chukandi stupa also nice.

Visited July 2014
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“Buddha's presence ...”
Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

One should be blessed to walk around this stupa , since Buddha lived in this place giving sermons to his disciples , Buddha the living God showing way of life to be peaceful and happy during those times .
Must visit for all age groups .
Loving you so much ...
Peacefully yours ...
S M Bega Raaj.

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“Buddhist focal point”
Reviewed 15 May 2014

The most important monument in Sarnath. You must pay this place a visit if you are spending any time in nearby Varanasi. This stumpy stupa marks the exact spot where Buddha made his first sermon. Set in lovely tranquil gardens, you will see many devout Buddhist strolling about paying their respects. The stupa is said to contain Buddha relics. If you look closely you can see how much work has gone into the carvings around its base. Floral designs mixed in with the swastika and covered in gold leaf in places.

Visited December 2013
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“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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“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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