Gandhara civilization is one of the most popular Buddhist civilizations which expanded and spread its culture in different regions, quite drastically.
In 326 B.C., the land of Pakistan attracted Alexander the great from Macedonia, who brought Greek culture to this part of the world. In this era, Buddhism was adopted as the state religion which flourished and prevailed here for over 1000 years. During this time, Taxila, Swat and Charsaddah became three important centres for trade, culture, art and craft and learning. From these centres, a unique art of sculpture originated which is known as Gandhara Art all over the world.