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History of Swat Valley

The beautiful valley of swat, with its rushing torrents ,lakes, fruit laden orchards and flower bedecked slops , is an idyllic valley it has a rich historical past, .it has been described as "Udayana" (the garden) in ancient Hindu epics where the great Alexander of Macedonia fought and won some of his major battles before crossing over to the plains of the five rivers. Swat was once the cradle of Buddhism where at one time more than 1400 monasteries flourished .It was the hub of the Ghandhara school of sculpture which was an expression of Gracco-Roman style mixed with the local Buddhist traditional sculpture the valley of Swat sprawls over 10,350 Sq.Kms. Normal summer temperature is maximum 21C (70F) and minimum 7.22C (45F).Tourist season is all year round .The main town of the valley is Saidu sharif where a museum houses most  of the archaeological finds ,excavated in the area. Behrain (Two Rivers) is also the great place where two rivers cross each other which create great scene to watch.
     

 

                       A Beautiful scene of Swat Valley

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