The archeological excavations in Taxila make for a great day-trip from Islamabad. The sites can be thoroughly explored in about 6 hours of walking, if the oppressive heat allows. The sites and museum display Buddhist sculptures, metal artifacts and coins, and other interesting finds from times gone by.
Address: Sirsukh Excavations, Taxila
Opening hours: Daily 8am-12:30pm and 2:30pm-5:30pm
Phone: +92 51 9314270