Mansehra is named after Man Singh, its Governor General under Ranjit Singh. This town is at a
distance of 24 km to the north of Abbottabad. It has a very lively bazaar. The major tourist attraction of Mansehra are the
three granite boulders on which edicts of Ashoka the Great have been inscribed. This great Mauryan king ruled this area in
the 3rd century BC. After his conversion to Buddhism he tried to dictate a new morality based on piety, moderation,
tolerance and respect for life.