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Sanchi

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Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: India
Description:
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.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Sanchi", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.