Swat Museum

Swat Museum information

Mingora & Saidu Sharif , Pakistan
Address
Street Saidu Sharif Rd
Opening hours
08:30-12:30 & 14:30-17:30 summer, 09:00-13:00 & 14:00-16:00 Thu-Tue winter
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Lonely Planet review

Partly funded by the Japanese, the excellent Swat Museum in Saidu Sharif should be on anyone's itinerary if they have an interest in Buddhist Swat. Gandharan-style statuettes and friezes depict the lives of the Buddha along with seals, tiny reliquaries and other treasures, mostly from Butkara No 1 and Udegram. In other rooms are pre-Buddhist artefacts, and an ethnographic gallery with traditional carved Swati furniture, jewellery and some wonderful embroideries.