Takht Bahi

Takht-i-Bahi is an archaeological site located in Mardan District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Located about 80 km from Peshawar. It is a monument containing the ruins of the Buddhist civilization. Which belongs to the era of the first century BC. Near it is a small fort-like city called Seri Bahlul, which dates back to the same era.

The reason why this place is known as Takht (throne) is that it is situated on a hill. While a river used to flow along it, Because of which Baha’i (flowing) was added with Takht.

The Buddhist complex here was divided into four main Buddhist groups. The first consisted of a stupa, the second a monastery of monks, the third a temple, and the fourth a monastery of tantric monks. This place was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1980 due to its historical importance.