Mankiala

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Mankiala¬†(also known as¬†Manikyala¬†and¬†Manikiyala) is a village in the¬†Potohar plateau, Punjab near¬†Rawalpindi,¬†Pakistan, which is known for its¬†Buddhist¬†stupa. It is located some 50¬†km from¬†Islamabad, beyond¬†Rawat Fort.¬†The name Mankiala is said to be derived from Raja Man or Manik. Mankiala Stupa¬†is a¬†Gandhara¬†era stupa built to memorialize the place where, according to legend,¬†Buddha¬†sacrificed some of his body parts to […]