Cave 8


Cave 8 is the first cave in which the sanctum is detached from the rear wall.

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3. Cave 6

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4. Cave 10

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5. Buddhist Caves

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6. Cave 5

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Cave 5 is the largest vihara in this group, at 18m wide and 36m long; the rows of stone benches hint that it may once have been an assembly hall.

7. Cave 11

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8. Cave 4

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Cave 4 is unfinished and not well preserved.