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Sarnath, Varanasi, India
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"national emblem"
in 8 reviews
"lion capital"
in 6 reviews
"archaeological museum"
in 6 reviews
"broken pieces"
in 3 reviews
"national flag"
in 3 reviews
"dhamek stupa"
in 5 reviews
"historical importance"
in 3 reviews
"buddha gave his first sermon"
in 3 reviews
"northern india"
in 2 reviews
"buddhist pilgrimage"
in 2 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 3 reviews
"lions"
in 14 reviews
"pillars"
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"parts"
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"script"
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"remains"
in 6 reviews
"chakra"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The pillars of Ashoka are some of the earliest stone sculpture remains found in India dating to the 3rd century BCE. The four lion capital at Sarnath is the national emblem of India. Quite fun to see the original sculpture as depicted on our visa...More

Thank Suzanne C
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

The Ashokan pillar is located in the historical and religous significant site of Sarnath. These pillars are broken remains that are significant however the almost complete pillar and monument statue can be viewed, admired and appreciated at the Archaeological Museum close by to this site.

Thank cagatravel
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

Well kept and interesting. However, the Braille set up that they had was extremely hot to the touch. More thought has to go into that. The law enforcement officers should be walking more often to remind the locals, especially of photography in restricted areas.

Thank RenukaMalaysia
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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Located next to ASI museum in sarnath. Now that piller in demolished condition. Broken piller can found in ruins of sarnath. The wheel of ‘Ashoka Chakra’ from its base was placed onto the center of the National Flag of India.

1  Thank dhyan400
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Pretty average considering the magnificent collection of very well preserved monuments at Sarnath. Still it helps to bring the times of Ashoka to life.

Thank DelhiGhumakkar
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

You can only see the broken pieces of the Ashoka Pillar. However, looking at the dates that back almost BC you can imagine the historical importance. You only wish to see this pillar all in one piece standing high with the lions on the top....More

1  Thank Kiran A
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

This pillar of ashoka, was cut into pieces by invaders at that time. The remainings collected and placed as in photo. Situated inside a park.

Thank markos_prawira
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

this is the original pillar from where those marks and all taken, however now only parts of the pillar are available. These parts are now safe in a mirror room in Sarnath city

Thank sid_ups
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

These remnants of the Ashoka Pillar have been showcased among the excavation site at the Sarnath. Only the three portions of the broken pedestal remain here, the rest of the top portion bearing the four lions and other animals & the chakra have been displayed...More

3  Thank Rakeshsharmandmc
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Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

The Ashokan Pillar , our National Emblem is located in the Dhamek Stupa Complex and is enclosed in a glass case. Unfortunately, the shaft has broken into 3 parts which are present here , and the upper head, with the Lions and the Ashok Chakra...More

1  Thank Seema1709
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