Historical Site

Fayaz Tepe

Buddhist archaeological site in the Central Asia region of Bactria, in the Termez oasis near the city of Termez in southern Uzbekistan
Michel Rime

Fayaz Tepe is an archaeological site located in the city of Termez in southern Uzbekistan. It is believed to have been a Buddhist monastery complex that was active during the 2nd and 3rd centuries CE, although some parts of the site may have been used earlier and later as well.

The site is known for its well-preserved stucco decorations and frescoes, which depict various scenes from Buddhist mythology and daily life. Many of the images are thought to represent the life of the Buddha and his teachings, as well as the lives of monks and laypeople in ancient Central Asia.

Excavations at Fayaz Tepe have also uncovered a wealth of other artifacts, including pottery, coins, and jewelry, which provide valuable insights into the material culture and trade networks of the region during the Kushan period.