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Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

It has very historical artefacts, some of them are thousands of years old. There were some Buddha Statue and some of the artefacts of their religion; one thing that is most noticeable is the footprint which is 3 times bigger than the size of an average human, it is said that the Buddhist had firm belief that these are the footprints of Buddha and model of temple made of rock. There is also some clothes and accessories of Swat customs. The traditional pure wood furniture is also displayed there.

Date of experience: May 2019
6  Thank FatimaYousuf
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Reviewed April 24, 2019 via mobile

Swat museum is famous for the old heritage of the Gandhara civilization. It is located between Mingora and Saidu Sharif. The museum showcases the main antiques and Buddhist artifacts which are the proof of the glorious civilization. The ancients jewelry, wooden articles are preserved with care for preserving the old culture findings. I shall highly recommend to visit this Museum to all tourists who go to visit beautiful Swat valley which is a mini Switzerland of Pakistan.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank PakistanTripPlanners
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Reviewed March 19, 2018

It is located in Saidu Sharif of Swat valley.
It has good one of the finest pieces of Gandhara period, Hindushahi dynasy, the art and civilization, that flourished in the olden days.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank ImranSchah
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Reviewed January 20, 2018

I didn't know that an Italian Archaeological Mission was established about sixty years ago in Swat at the request of the Wali of Swat. This archaeological mission has been continuously excavating the Buddhist sites in Swat valley al this time. This museum was primarily built to house the artifacts they excavated.

Please google Italian archaeologist Dr Luca Maria Olivieri. He was awarded the prestigious Sitar-e-Imtiaz prize by the President of Pakistan, Mamnoon Hussein, as an acknowledgement of his work in the Swat Valley. A great collection.

The museum has calming energy. Never crowded. The staff is very knowledgeable. One of them has been there for more than 40 years. They jokingly call him the 3rd Buddha :)

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank Amir S
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Reviewed November 6, 2015

I was really impress by this museum, Lot of stuff to understand old buddhist civilisation in this area. Never thought this area was buddhist center. Still lot of ruins here in very carefully preserved by Pakistani government.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Arshad A
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