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Dhamek Stupa

#Monument in Varanasi

Dhamek Stupa which is also spelled as Dhamekh and Dhamekha is one of the most famous & excavated Buddhist stupas located in Sarnath near Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, India. Originally built in 249 BCE during the reign of king Ashoka of the Mauryan Dynasty, this massive and prominent structure has over time gone through several expansions and additions. 

The significance of this sacred place is that it marks the spot where Lord Buddha preached the first sermon to His five disciples after attaining enlightenment in Bodh Gaya. Buddhist pilgrims from around the world visit Sarnath to circumambulate the holy Stupa and worship Lord Buddha. National and international tourists also flock at Sarnath to get a glimpse of Buddhist architecture and culture at this significant center of Buddhism. Along with this site, also experience the Deer Park as it will give complete sense of Stupa with its importance.

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Uttar Pradesh, India
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2 hours
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25.3808654°N, 83.0243879°E
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