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The lush-green valley of Swat, with its rushing torrents, icy-cold lakes, fruit-laden orchards and flower-decked slopes is an ideal place for holiday-makers who intent to relax and enjoy the fruits of nature. Apart from its natural attractions, Swat owns a rich historical past too. The valley of Swat sprawls over 10,360 sq. kms at an average elevation of 975 metres. From the second century BC until the ninth century AD, Buddhism flourished in Swat, and the valley was the birth place of Vajrayana (Tibetan) Buddhism. In the eighth century the historical figure who has come to be known as Guru Rimpoche or Padmasambhava left Swat, or Uddiyana as it was called then, and embarked on his long journey of conversion through Ladakh and Tibet.

Seen here is a roadside waterfall. The water actually passes over the mountain road on its descent to the river below.

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  • Copyright: Raza Noor (razanoor) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 0 N: 172] (466)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2004-07-17
  • Categories: Nature
  • Camera: Pentax Optio 33L
  • Exposure: f/2.6, 1/400 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2006-01-13 21:15
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