Unusual Buddhist monastery hiding in Afghanistan – [ Takht-e Rostam ]


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The Stupa of Takht-e Rostam in Samangan Province is arguably Afghanistan’s most impressive pre-Islamic site and is more than 1500 years old. Unlike other stupas, the one of Takht-e Rostam has not been mounted above ground, but it has been carved into the ground, in a style that resembles the monolithic churches of Ethiopia.

At the top of the stupa is a stone-carved Harmika building, which once held relics of the Buddha. The trench surrounding the stupa is around eight meters (26 ft) deep.

Main source: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/stupa-takhte-rostam

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