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Title : Buddha Statues at the Julian Complex in Pakistan
Jaulian, one of many Buddhist sites constructed throughout the region during the Kushan period, is located in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Northern Pakistan, part of the ancient Kingdom of Gandhara, and was constructed between the 2nd and the 4th centuries CE. Jaulian consists of the Buddhist monastery and associated stupas of the archaeological complex, forms part of the archaeological complex of Taxila inscribed by UNESCO in 1980.
Location: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Northern Pakistan, June 2014
Photo: Canon 5D markⅢ
On the wall of the stupa base called A15, a sitting statue of Buddha was enshrined.
"Hunza" is located in the mountainous area of the Gilgit-Baltistan region of northwestern Pakistan, and the name of the princely state which existed until 1974. The state of Hunza now is declared as Aliabad in the Hunza-Nagar district of Pakistan. "Hunza" is the name of a valley, but it may also refer to Karimabad (formerly State Capital: Baltit).
People living in Karimabad, the center of Hunza, mainly have believed in Islamic Ismail, have a gentle and kind look. Also, women's education and social participation are keen, and unlike other Muslim lands, you can be seen going out without hiding their faces.
If you take a stroll around Karimabad, you can enjoy the stunning scenery such as the mountains of Rakaposi and Dylan that cover with snow on the top, the former Royal Palace "Baltit Fort" that overlook the Hunza valley. In the spring, the Apricot’s pink-colored blossoms, in summer the view of greenery and mountains, and in the fall, the trees dyed with golden color spread in the Hunza valley about 2,400 m above sea level.