Takht-i-Bahi (Mardan)

Mardan is a beautiful city in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Mardan is a cultural spot with traditions and rich history. Along with a great cultural legacy, Mardan is known for its splendor and breath-taking beauty as well. The people of Mardan are very humble and hospitable. They belong to different tribes and culture but the city is very peaceful. In this beautiful city, adjacent is a remarkable historic site.

Takht-i-Bahi remains in a league of its own. This glorious structure awakens a soulful experience that takes one back to the times when hundreds of Buddhists would gather to offer their religious services in the most serene and peaceful environment. It is at the top of a high hill. A beautiful place, preserved in the most remarkable way.

Surrounding it are the ruins of Sahr-i-Bahlol, it is a beautiful city in the found in the same era.

Meaning of Takht-i-Bahi?

People who inhabit nearby believe that this place got its name from two wells on the hill or springs. In Persian, Takht means “top” or “throne” while Bahi means “spring” or “water“. When combined together the meaning is “Spring from the Top or High Spring”.  An enchanting place, surrounded by hills, the temperature there is often low.

People visit this place in the last days of their lives. On top of hills, it escaped from ruination and it is well preserved as states historians. But it is now slowly reaching decrepitude due to the government neglect and vandalism.

It is a beautiful place with archaeological ruins. Anyone interested in sight-seeing a place with an air of mystery and beauty; Takht-i-Bahi is just the place that you should visit. Mesmerized, you will be.



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