Shingardar: town in a part of the Swat valley that is known for several important Buddhist monuments.
Unfortunately, the stupa of king Uttarasena was not built in the late fifth century BCE after the Buddha's ascent to Nirvana, but in the sixth century CE. Many elements in this building, such as the "Greek" pilasters, betray Greek influences, which forces us to date this monument rather late.It is a very big monument. In the foreground of the second photo, you can clearly see a road that is actually cut through the foundation of the stupa. Of course, this was a needless act of vandalism, but on the other hand, now we can get a better impression of the monument's size. (The actual monument measures 18 meters, and the foundations are 8 meters deep.)
In the basement of the stupa of king Uttarasena, there's a hole, used by treasure hunters who tried to obtain relics of Buddha.