This 5th-century stupa, originally 12m tall, is now in ruins, but it was once one of the eight locations in which Buddha's ashes were buried. The soapstone relic casket found here now reside in Patna Museum.
Set in a landscaped park, Kolhua comprises a large, hemispherical brick stupa guarded by a lion squatting atop a 2300-year-old Ashoka pillar. The pillar is plain and contains none of the Ashokan edicts usually carve…
This impressive but modern, whitewashed pagoda built in 1996 by Japanese Buddhists dominates the Vaishali area.
The small museum at Vaishali contains some fine 1000-year-old Buddhist statuary and an intriguing 1st- to 2nd-century AD toilet pan. It also has an interesting scale model of the nearby site of Kolhua.