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MANTHAL VILLAGE

Skardu Valley

In the Manthal village of Skardu town, stands an ancient artifact that testifies the Historical presence of Buddhism in Pakistan. The rock is located 3 km from sadpara road which leads to the refreshing and slightly Sadpara lake.

On the way to Sadpara lake , Manthal village is located on right side. The Buddhist rock is located in this village. This rock carving came into existence when Buddhist was practiced in Skardu.  Buddhist monks of that time craved drawings of their visions, experiences and images of Buddha with texts written in Tibetan Language. These Buddhist rocks were the place of their worships till the mid of 14th Century A.D before the advent of Islam in Baltistan.

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