On a hill overlooking the plain and about 40 km from Bhopal, the site of Sanchi comprises a group of Buddhist monuments (monolithic pillars, palaces, temples and monasteries) all in different states of conservation most of which date back to the 2nd and 1st centuries B.C. It is the oldest Buddhist sanctuary in existence and was a major Buddhist centre in India until the 12th century A.D.

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Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi

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DATA

Region
Asia and the Pacific
Country
India 
Category
Cultural
Name
Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi
Selection Criteria (?)
(i)(ii)(iii)(iv)(vi)
Year of Registered
1989
Keyword
Buddhism, Monument, Registered in 1989, Religious Sites