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Lahore, Pakistan

From series “The Last City-Fortresses Survived to This Day”
Pakistani fortress-city Lahore is also known all over the world. It was established thousand years ago. In the 16th-17th century it was at the top of the development. At that time Lahore was the capital of the Mogul Empire. Tourist visit this city in order to see the magnificent architectural complex – Shahi Qila fortress that was built in the beginning of the 17th century in the center of the city. Several years ago this fortress was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Lahore, Pakistan The walls of this large complex hide the landmarks of an incredible beauty. The Pearl Mosque and the Palace of Mirrors are the most splendid. After exploring the fort, you can walk in the wonderful gardens of Lahore. The Hazuri Bagh Garden is the largest. Only professional florists attend about it every day.

Lahore is well-known thanks to the Badshahi mosque, the most outstanding Muslim landmark. It was built in the Medieval period and till our days it is the second largest mosque in the country. Samadhi of Ranjit Singh has also been highlighted among other landmarks. You can order excursions not only in a daytime but also in the evening. All the buildings are decorated with marvelous illumination. Notwithstanding that facts, that Lahore has a lot of historical monuments, it is a modern city with hundreds of hotels, restaurants and shopping malls. Next - Pingyao

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Lahore - interactive map

Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'HBL' located in 0.05 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Faiz Rent a Car' is located in 0.59 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Faisal Adnan' in 0.59 km
Supermarket: 'Hafeez Center' in 1.39 km
Parking: 'Old Building Parking' in 0.17 km
Apotheek: 'Mall of Health Pharmacy' in 1.29 km
Police station: 'Traffic Police Office Sector Mall 1' in 0.75 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Imran Tikka Corner' in 0.15 km
Railway station: 'Lahore Cantt. Railway Station' in 2.71 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Indira Gandhi Airport DEL - in 425 km
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Top destination around Lahore - Lahore

According to local legends, Lahore got its name after the son of god Rama, Lava. Ancient tales say that Rama was the founder of the city. In the eleventh century, this settlement became the capital of the Ghaznavid Empire. The Fort of Lahore was finished a century later. Starting from the 20s of the 16th century and for almost two hundred years, this city belonged to Mongols. During this period, starting from 1584, Lahore was the capital of the Mughal Empire.

After that, the Sikh period started in Lahore. Once again, the city became the capital. In 1848, when the British were fighting with the Sikhs, the British army became the winner. Lahore became a part of British India. The new rulers decided to rebuild Lahore. Thanks to that, the city got a new, Indo-Mauritanian look. In the 40s of the 20th century, after the partition of India and the establishment of a new country – Pakistan – Lahore became the epicenter of conflict between the two countries. Nowadays, Lahore is an important cultural center of Pakistan.
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