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Reviewed August 23, 2019 via mobile

It is believed that Chak-Darra is the birth-place of the great Buddhist Scholar Padma-Sambhava. Chak-Darra is the village which is now in Lower Dir, Swat valley. It was once a part of the Uddiyana State of Svastu. Padma-Sambhava also known as Guru Rinpoche in Tibet. He was the same person who introduced the “Vajrayana” a noteworthy branch of Buddhism, in the Tibet, China.
Fa-Hein came to Swat Valley in 5th century A.D. He wrote about more or less 6000 Monasteries which are all in the valley. Sung-Yun visited the valley in the 6th century A.D. He pointed out about 6000 images, found in the sacred Monastery of Ta-loo, Butkara only. A Chinese pilgrim, Hiuen-Tsang, who came in the valley in the 7th century A.D, wrote about 1400 Monasteries in the Swat valley, yet a clear indication of the remains of the Buddhist monuments. We could find ruins of almost 400 Buddhist Stupas and Monasteries in Swat, even today.

Date of experience: August 2019
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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
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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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