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The Chinese traveller Hiuen Tsang came to India during the reign of
1. Samudragupta
2. Ashoka
3. Harsavardhan
4. Kulotunga 1

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : Harsavardhan

The correct answer is Harsavardhan.

  • Hiuan Tsang (Yuan Chwang), a Chinese Buddhist pilgrim who came to India during the reign of King Harshabardhan.
    • He was arriving in 630 A.D. he stayed for 15 years, studying Hinayana and Mahayana Buddhism in such monasteries as Kashmir, Sialkot, Kanauj, and Nalanda.
    • He carried to China 657 pu (parts) of the Buddhist literature - Hinayana Sutras, commentaries and disciplinary rules, Mahayana texts & commentaries, and a few treatises on logic & etymology.

  • Fahien was the first Chinese monk to travel to India in search of great Buddhist scriptures.
    •  He came to India during the reign of Chandragupta II Vikramaditya.
    • He is known for his visit to Lumbini.
  • Sung Yun was a 'Chinese Buddhist monk'.
    • He came to India in 518 CE along with the monk 'Hui Zheng, Fa Li, and Zheng Fouze', during the reign of Buddhist Empress Hu who belongs to the 'Northern Wei Dynasty.
    • He visited the Swat valley in northwestern India and wrote the account of the Gandhara dynasty.
  • I-tsing was a Chinese traveler, he visited India in connection with Buddhism.
    • His works are Biographies of Eminent Monks.

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