Sanchi Stupa is located at Sanchi Town. The 'Great Stupa' at Sanchi is the oldest stone structure in India and was originally commissioned by the emperor Ashoka the Great in the 3rd century BC. Its nucleus was a simple hemispherical brick structure built over the relics of the Buddha. It was crowned by the

chatra, a parasol-like structure symbolising high rank, which was intended to honour and shelter the relics. This world heritage site is well maintained and is open to public viewing from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM. It takes about an hour and a half for a non-research visit of the site. Photography is allowed and audio guides are available.

Gulgao Road , Sanchi, 464661, Ινδία
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