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The two most prominent statues were the giant standing Buddhas Vairocana and Sakyamuni, identified by the different mudras performed, measuring 55 and 37 metres (180 and 121 feet) high respectively, the largest examples of standing Buddha carvings in the world. The smaller of the statues was built in 507, the larger in 554.

They are believed to have been built by the Kushans, with the guidance of local Buddhist monks, at the heyday of their empire.

Japan and Switzerland, among others, have pledged support for the rebuilding of the statues.

Bamyan lies on the Silk Road which lies in the Hindu Kush mountain region, in the Bamiyan Valley.

You can find everything from the hottest fashion stores where all the Spanish fashionistas shop (H&M, Zara, Blanco, Mango, Sfera, Stradivarius, Pull & Bear, Bershka) or thousands of stores selling Spanish souvenirs for cheap prices.-: There are two of these here in Granada, and they are the Spanish version of a big department store.