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Nature of Pakistan - national parks and reserves for active recreation

Shah Faisal Mosque The nature of Pakistan is so diverse that it will surprise even the most experienced traveler. The majestic Himalayas originate here. Snow-capped peaks are adjacent to mountains covered with lush vegetation. The rivers of Pakistan amaze with crystal clear water. Mountain ranges neighbor with flat plains. The country is washed by the waters of the Arabian Sea from the south. Coniferous and deciduous forests prevail in the north of the country. Majestic Himalayan cedars grow here. Mangrove forests are common on the sea coast. The protection of unique landscapes of wild nature is one of the main directions of state policy.
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The national program for the conservation of unique natural landscapes was adopted in Pakistan in 1983. The government has announced the creation of national parks in the country. There are about thirty of them today. Most parks are owned by the state. Several protected areas are private property. The law prohibits any construction, cutting down trees, or destroying animals. Special permission is required for the construction of tourist centers. The main purpose of national parks is the recreation of local residents and tourists. Scientific research is conducted here. Several nature reserves are also located on the territory of the country.
Margalla Hills National Park is located in the vicinity of Islamabad. This is one of the most beautiful places in Asia. The wild vegetation, unique climate, and mountains have made this area popular with tourists from different countries. Resort Pir Sohawa is located within the national park. You can not only enjoy nature but also visit iconic attractions. The most unusual mosque in Asia is located in the park. It was built at the expense of the king of Saudi Arabia. Visit Lake Razval will give you incredible memories. A national park is a favorite place for fans of hiking. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Turtle Beach in Karachi is an amazing place. It is popular with both tourists and locals. It got its name because of a unique natural phenomenon. A huge number of turtles arrive on the beach in the fall to lay their eggs. They crawl out on the beach and dig holes for masonry after sunset. This place is declared a nature reserve. Vigilant volunteers work here. They monitor the safety of animals. Special farms for preserving eggs are created here. Tourists can ride in the water on huge turtles.
Babusar Pass is one of the most beautiful places in the country. Visit this mountain pass in the north of Pakistan will cause you bright emotions. Summer is the best time to travel to these places. Incredible views of the mountains are open from the top point. Its height exceeds 4000 meters. This is a popular place for mountaineers and fans of unique photo and video shooting.
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The Deosai National Park is a plateau with emerald-colored mountain meadows located in the Kashmir region. Mountains covered with lush vegetation are often hidden by clouds. Dangerous high-altitude trails are a favorite place for extreme sports fans. This area is declared a protected area. The most interesting hiking trails are located here. Travelers have the opportunity to see exotic animals. The local population is very hospitable in small villages.
Kemari Boat Basin @ Karachi The lakes in Pakistan are the most beautiful in the world. The difficult-to-reach high-altitude Sheosar Lake is located in the northern part of the country. This is one of the cleanest reservoirs on earth. It is located on the territory of a nature reserve. You can get here only by SUV. However, hiking to the lake has become popular with tourists recently. This walk may take several days. Summer is the best time to visit. Mountain meadows with bright colors will delight travelers. The lack of hotels will be bad news. You can spend the night only in a tent or car.
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The country's fauna is very diverse. Snow leopards, Capra, musk deer, civets, and Himalayan vulture are found in the Ghamot National Park in Neelum District. The nature of Gurez Park is no less diverse. Tigers are also found here. Most of the park is located at an altitude of more than 2000 meters. Unfortunately, leopards have not been preserved in Kirthar National Park. However, you can find a honey badger, spiral-horned antelopes, and a wild goat here.
Lake Dodipatsir - Pakistan Khunjerab Pass is Highland Park. Most of it lies at an altitude of more than 4000 meters. Rare and endangered species of animals live here. For example, these are snow leopards and argali. Unfortunately, the government of Pakistan carelessly monitors the protection of wildlife. This leads to the fact that the illegal shooting of rare animals continues in national parks. This makes the situation disastrous.
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Map of all parks
National and city parks of Pakistan
♥   National Park 'Ayub' . On the map   Photos
♥   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
♥   National Park 'Lal Suhanra' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Margalla Hills' . On the map   Photos
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Cultural sights in regions of Pakistan

Islamabad
Shrine Of Hazrat Bari Imam Sarkar is one more grandiose sacred place in the capital of Pakistan. Built in an oriental style of the Arabian architecture, this shrine is a magnet for everyone who wants to get acquainted with the local culture and learn more about the history of the city and the country. It is an incredibly peaceful place with its special atmosphere – even non-Muslim people notice that. Not far from the landmark, there is a market where visitors can buy interesting items (and, … Read more
Karachi
Even though Islam is the dominant religion in the region, there are churches and temples of other religions in Karachi, such as Holy Trinity Cathedral and the Church of St Andrew. The cathedral was built in the middle of the 19th century. For many years, the landmark was used as a lighthouse. The Church of St Andrew was built approximately at the same time. It is a wonderful example of Indian-English architecture in the Gothic style. In Karachi, there is also a sacred place of more unusual … Read more

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