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Taxila is an ancient city in Pakistan, just 30kms north of Islamabad. It is one of the most importan...
Taxila is an ancient city in Pakistan, just 30kms north of Islamabad. It is one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. 18 of its sites are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The city dates back to the Ancient Gandhāran city of Takshashila (also Takkasila or Taxila) an important Vedic/Hindu and Buddhist center of learning from the 6th century BC to the 5th century CE. This is the region from where Buddhism travelled to the far east - and Persians, Greeks and Hindus all subsequently left their mark. You can watch the sun set from the remains of a Buddhist monastery or wander through the streets of an excavated Persian city in the knowledge that there are two older ones buried below. Today, Taxila is the center of Pakistan's Engineering Industry.