Buddhist Ruins of Takht-i-Bahi and Neighbouring City Remains at Sahr-i-Bahlol



CountryPakistan
UNESCO RegionAsia and the Pacific
LocationNorth West Frontier Province
CoordinatesN34 19 15 E71 56 45
Inscription Date1980
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo be an outstanding example of a type of building; architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history
Unesco Reference Number140
URLhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/140
DescriptionThe Buddhist monastic complex of Takht-i-Bahi (Throne of Origins) was founded in the early 1st century. Owing to its location on the crest of a high hill, it escaped successive invasions and is still exceptionally well preserved. Nearby are the ruins of Sahr-i-Bahlol, a small fortified city dating from the same period.
StatusWorld Heritage Site