Buddhist site at Yakawlang Killigan

Killi Gan( stupa)History :  Stupa E Killigan Relatively little is known about this ruined Buddhist stupa and its associated religious complex. The exact date of construction is unknown, but it probably dates from the middle centuries of the first millennium AD when Buddhism flourished in Afghanistan before the arrival of Islam in the 7th century AD . The stupa has been stripped of its outer decorative brickwork, but the main drum still survives to a height of more than 10 metres. A hole has been dug through the stonework to the centre of the drum by treasure hunters in search of valuables. The walls of the monastery beside the stupa survive to a height of 5-12 metres. A number of rooms and niches with remnants of frescoes can still be seen although most have been destroyed.

 

 

Present Condition:

 

(i)                 Extensive exploration and excavation required around  the site.

(ii)                Need of promotional and tourism plan.

(iii)               Restoration work needed

(iv)              Preservation processes are to be initiate

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