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Kargah Buddha

  • Description:

    Kargah Buddha (Urdu: کارگاہ بدھ; Shina: Yʂhani یݜنی) is an archaeological site located about 6 miles (9.7 km) outside of Gilgit, Gilgit−Baltistan, Pakistan.[2] It is a carved image of a large standing Buddha, some 50 ft (15 m) high, in the cliff-face in Kargah Nala.[3][4] The carving, which is in a style also found in Baltistan, is estimated to date back to the 7th century.[4]. The image is surrounded by the holes for a wooden house structure, which would have sheltered it from inclement weather.

  • Type: Heritage site
  • License# CC BY SA
  • Source of Description: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cultural_heritage_sites_in_Sindh
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  • Gilgit