Monday, 24 December 2012

524 IN - Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi (1989)

Brief Description

"On a hill overlooking the plain and about 40 km from Bhopal, the site of Sanchi comprises a group of Buddhist monuments (monolithic pillars, palaces, temples and monasteries) all in different states of conservation most of which date back to the 2nd and 1st centuries B.C. It is the oldest Buddhist sanctuary in existence and was a major Buddhist centre in India until the 12th century A.D."

"桑吉佛教建筑群距离博帕尔约40公里,坐落在小山上,俯瞰着 平原。古迹由一组佛教建筑群构成,包括巨石石柱、宫殿、庙宇和寺院。这些建筑的历史大多可追溯到公元前2世纪至公元前1世纪,它们都不同程度地保存了下 来。在12世纪前这里一直是印度佛教的教理中心,目前它是现存最古老的佛教圣地。"

Source UNESCO WH website

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