Taxila the center of the Gandhara civilization from the first millennium BC to the first millennium AD is the modern form of Takshashila. It was the seat of inspiration and learning that created an expansion of Buddhism throughout the region.
The Great Mauryan King
The great Mauryan king, who had embraced Buddhism, established his capital as the center of spiritual enlightenment. It was from here that Buddhism spread to the eastern regions through the northern valleys of Karakoram, the Himalayas and the Hindu Kush. Buddhism is just one aspect of the legacy of Gandhara. One can find lively impression of the Romans, Greeks, Huns, and Iranians. While Alexander the Great came here from the west, the famous Chinese pilgrim Xuanzang came from the east.
The vivid heritage of its golden period is preserved not only in the form of ancient artifacts and monuments, but it can also be observed in the daily life of its people. While visiting the historic cities of Taxila, Peshawar, Swat and many other places one can relive in the glorious period of Gandhara.
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