The best way to get acquainted with culture and traditions of Pakistan is to travel to the most famous cities and landmarks of the country. The city of Karachi is considered the cultural capital of the country. The city was founded in the 18th century and until 1959 Karachi was the administrative capital of the country. The majority of landmarks of the city can be seen during a walk on Mcleod Road and Bandar Road streets, which are home to the State Bank, the Royal Court, beautiful Lyari Waterfront, Mohatta Palace and Frere Hall. However, Mazar-e-Quaid (Jinnah Mausoleum) and Masjid-e-Tooba Mosque remain the most famous landmarks of the city. The mausoleum was built in honor of the founder of Pakistan - Mohammed Ali Jinnah. This is the most sacred landmark in the country.
Several interesting monuments and other places of interest can be found in Hyderabad, first mentions of which belong to the pre-islamic period. Qutb Shahi Fort and an old market, which is located nearby, are beautiful reminders of previous centuries. The so-called historical complex is surrounded by numerous small streets and quarters, which were also built several centuries ago. Another important landmark is located not far away from the city. This is Lake Manchar, the biggest lake in the country and the wintering ground for thousands of birds. One more ancient city that is also worth visiting is called Mohenjo-daro, which was founded more than 4,000 years ago. The city is very popular with tourists, so you will easily find a guide or an excursion that will show you old quarters of Mohenjo-daro. Ruins of an ancient citadel and a palace are among the most famous places of interest here. There is also a large exhibition hall, where visitors can see several collections dedicated to artworks and artifacts found during archaeological excavations. Within several decades the Museum of archaeology has added many precious items to its collection - ancient jewellery, ceramics, weapons and figurines.
The city of Lahore traditionally attracts travelers with its magnificent architecture. Yet during the 16th century the city got many beautiful mosques, palaces, lush gardens and parks. Lahore Fort is the largest architectural complex of the area. This part of the city is a popular excursion destination as there are several big palaces, beautiful gardens and spacious exhibition halls there. Do not forget to see such beautiful places as Badshahi Mosque, magnificent Chauburji Gardens and make an excursion to Aitchison College. Travelers, who are keen on nature reserves, are also recommended to visit Quetta as this city is home to Hazarganji Chiltan National Park, and Pishin Valley is famous for waterfalls and numerous gardens.
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