Chinese monks and envoys such as Xuan Zang and Fa Xian
frequently travelled to Pakistan in history.
Chinese monks and envoys, such as Xuan Zang and Fa Xian
, frequently travelled to the area which was now modern-day Pakistan, he added.
Chinese monks and envoys like Fa Xian
, Song Yun and Xuan Zang went to these vales and brought back messages of peace, harmony, and friendship.
Many renowned people came to Takshashila Panini, Alexander, Chandragupta Maurya, Chanakya, Charaka, and Chinese Buddhist monks Fa Xian
, a Chinese Buddhist monk who travelled across India in 400 CE, recorded in his travelogue that: The heads of the Vaisya [merchant] families in them establish in the cities houses for dispensing charity and medicine.
As history speaks of Zhang Qian Fa Xian
Song Yun and Xuan Zang being the first monks and envoys who travelled between 200 B.
Recalling the long historic connections between China and Pakistan, the President dilated on the fabled Silk Route and said that Famous Chinese scholars Xuan Zhuang and Fa Xian
traversed the Silk Route to a famous University in Taxila, just thirty miles from our capital Islamabad.
Equally remarkable was the role played by Chinese travellers and scholars such as Fa Xian
, Xuan Zang and Yi Jing, whose writings not only enriched Chinese literature, but also proved to be a remarkable source of understanding of India's own ancient history," President Patil added.
A wellknown archaeologist, Professor Wei Juxian, published a book titled Zhongguo ren fa xian
Aozhou [The Chinese discovery of Australia] in 1960.
So wrote the 4th-century Buddhist monk Fa Xian
He said the days of the famous Chinese monks, Fa Xian
, Xuan Zang, and the ancient Silk road reminded of the shared history as the two countries embark on the grand project to revive the Silk Road.
Ambassador Khan held that Fa Xian
and Xuan Zang, in the fourth and seventh centuries respectively, were not deterred by the inaccessible altitudes of these mountain ranges.