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Another early morning found four of us in our Tuk-tuks and headed out for a bit of shopping and another trip down to the Ganges. The city was alive for so early in the morning, it being a religious holiday, and we were escorted every inch of the way by our drivers-for some reason they were concerned about out safety. Here are some photos of our
Meeting up with the group back at the hotel we assemble and then departed for the nearby village of Sarnath, a suburb of Varanasi and the birthplace of Buddhism. This is the location where it is said Buddha received his first inspirations and held his first teaching. The giant stupa was built in 1509 as a monument to the event by the then current king and his wife.