Pothohar Plateau

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Pothohar Plateau is a plateau of Punjab, now in Pakistan. Islamabad and Rawalpindi are situated on the plateau.

The ancient Indus Valley civilization flourished in the region. And one of the world's earliest and greatest universities - Taxila a Budhist and Hindu school attracted students from as far away as China. Budhism, an offshoot of Hinduism, flourished here traveling as far West as the Bamian valley (its Great Stone Buddhas were destroyed by the Talibaan) and eastward throughtout Asia all the way to the root of the Sun (Japan / Ni Hongo - Sun's root) and on across the Pacific Ocean.

See also Potohar