Swat trip – 4: Swat Museum and Butkada Stupa

Next we visited the Swat Museum, in Saidusharif town. Here, amongst many different other artifacts, are foot prints of Buddha and a rock carving which is believed to possibly be a carving of Padmasabhava.

(See: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swat_Museum )

Not far from here, we went to Butkadah 1 Stupa which is said to have had many carvings and Stupas.

The Butkara Stupa (Urdu: بت کڑہ اسٹوپا) is an important Buddhist stupa near Mingora, in the area of Swat, Pakistan. It may have been built by the Mauryan emperor Ashoka, but it is generally dated slightly later to the 2nd century BCE. 

(See: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butkara_Stupa )