Sunday, January 16, 2011

Travel: Bihar- I

Pin It We had been to Bihar on a 3-day trip during the winter break. Though not a popular tourist destination it has some very interesting places to see which are of great historical significance.


Ruins of Nalanda University

Our first stop was at Nalanda. This is where the largest international center for learning flourished between 5th and 12th century A.D. It is believed to have been destroyed by fire. It is said that Lord Buddha was a frequent visitor to Nalanda.

Temple Remains
Remains of Monastries

Xuan Zang Memorial Hall

Built in memory of Xuanzang (Hiuen Tsang), a great Chinese scholar and traveler who was a student at Nalanda.

Inside the Hall


Maniyar Matt

A small shrine dedicated to snake god – Mani nag.

Ropeway that leads to Vishwa Shanti Stupa.

Vishwa Shanti Stupa

One of the 80 peace pagodas in the world.

This stupa has four status of Lord Buddha on four sides.

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