Sri Lankan Buddhist monks visit Sirkap in Taxila
TAXILA: A delegation of Sri Lankan Buddhist monks currently on a visit to Pakistan visited an archaeological site Sirkap in Taxila on Thursday morning.
The ancient remains of Sirkap for their outstanding historic and architectural importance have been declared protected antiquity.
A member of the delegation Dr. Assaji Thero said Taxila is one of the great places for the tourists to visit as it has a rich cultural and historical heritage, Radio Pakistan reported.
He said the relics at this place show how the followers of different religions including Buddhism, Hinduism and Christianity lived together with harmony. He said as a Buddhist place, we will highly encourage our people to come to Pakistan and visit the taxila from where they can get vast knowledge about the mix of cultures.
The delegation is in Pakistan on a week-long religious pilgrimage to various Buddhist heritage sites, which has been arranged by the High Commission of Pakistan Colombo with a view to promote religious tourism in Pakistan.
Pakistan is home to the ancient Buddhist civilization which has remained hidden from the eyes of the world over the years.
On Apr 20, a delegation comprising senior Buddhist monks from Sri Lanka visited Badshahi Mosque and Lahore Fort in Lahore.