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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. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Map of all parks
National and city parks in Pakistan
♥   National Park 'Ayubia' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Chitral Gol' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Hazar Ganji-Chiltan' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Hingol' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Kirthar' . On the map   Photos
Map of all palaces
Palaces in Pakistan open for public
♥   Palace 'Derawar Fort' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Dubai Mahal' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Faiz Mahal' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Farukh Mahal' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Gulzar Mahal' . On the map   Photos

Famous and uniques places in Pakistan from our review series

Hussaini Suspension Bridge

From the series “The most dangerous bridges in the world”
Hussaini Suspension Bridge situated in Pakistan also deserves the attention of fans of extreme entertainment. It was designed to move across the Hunza River. The current bridge is the second one. The fact is that this area is characterized by windy weather, and, therefore, the first bridge constructed of thin ropes and planks was almost completely destroyed. Some surviving elements can still be seen next to the existing bridge, which only adds excitement to tourists.

The second bridge isn’t reliable too, as it was built out of the simplest materials - ropes and planks. Hussaini Suspension Bridge is very old. Even locals can’t recall the exact date of its construction. For many years, planks have broken down and gaps between the boards have become quite large. Huge holes in the … Read all
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Sightseeing in popular cities of Pakistan

Islamabad
There is a large number of wonderful places in Islamabad. Shah Faisal Mosque is the most interesting sight from architectural and religious points of view. The walls of this building have enough space for up to 70 thousand of people. Garden of Roses and Jasmine remains the most beautiful place of the city. Besides flower beds the park is decorated by wonderful fountains, statues and decorative bushes. On the territory of the city are also located several lakes. The biggest ones of them are … Read more
Karachi
Main Museum is always ready to provide visitors with information about the history of the city. You will also find numerous architectural sights in Karachi. Parks of this city are home to multiple monuments, the majority of which are devoted to some notable events in the history of the city. Multiple cafes and restaurants of this city will provide you with best dishes of local chiefs. Magnificent markets are one of the main peculiarities of Karachi. This is a true paradise for all shopaholics. … Read more

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