Buddhas of Bamiyan
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|Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley *|
The taller of the two Buddhas of Bamiyan in 1976
|Criteria||i, ii, iii, iv, vi.|
|Inscription||2003 (Twenty seventh Session)|
|* Name as inscribed on World Heritage List
** Region as classified by UNESCO
The Buddhas of Bamiyan (Persian: بت های باميان – but hay-e bamiyan) were two 6th century monumental statues of standing Buddhas carved into the side of a cliff. They are in the Bamyan valley in the Hazarajat region of central Afghanistan.
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- Bamiyan Valley
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