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Taliban now selling tickets to see where the giant Buddhas they blew up used to be



The cash-strapped Taliban are so broke they have resorted to selling tickets to visit the remnants of two gargantuan Buddha statues the extremist group blew to smithereens in 2001 after declaring them false idols, according to a report.

A Taliban official near the site of the destroyed Buddha statues.

A ticket booth set up near the gaping hole in the cliff where one of the two ancient monuments stood charges Afghans 58 cents and foreigners $3.45 to visit the site in the Hazarajat region of Afghanistan, the Washington Post reported….

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As it turns out, it was probably the manchus that destroyed the Buddhist early on before Islam. Just my guess based on fact that manchus are far more violent than mongols.