kilometers from Varanasi in Sarnath, the 30-meter-tall Dhamekh
Stupa towers over a woman passerby. Sarnath, where Buddha preached
his Dharma Chakra, or ‘wheel of law’ sermon which
laid the foundation for the religion he founded, is one of the
holiest Buddhist sites in the world. The stupa’s
current form dates to 500 A.D.
Southwestern Uttar Prades