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Shopping in Pakistan - outlets, shopping streets and boutiques

There are shopping centers in all central cities in Pakistan. The variety of products will surprise even the most sophisticated shopaholics. "The Centaurus" in Islamabad is not only numerous trade pavilions. You can have fun with the children or stay in the cafe here. Departments with souvenirs will please tourists. You can make interesting and inexpensive purchases in the shopping center "Safa Gold Mall". Modern cinemas and play areas will delight children. Many Pakistanis spend their weekends here.
The market is the center of urban life in Pakistan as in any Eastern country. The Karachi market is named after Queen Victoria of England. It has its …
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Karachi's shopping centers are state-of-the-art entertainment complexes. Dolmen Mall Clifton is particularly popular. This is a favorite place of wealthy Pakistanis. Stores of world brands are located here. You can buy jewelry from famous jewelry houses, luxury watches, and expensive cosmetics here. Several pavilions sell famous Pakistani carpets. Cafes and restaurants are distinguished by a high class of service. There is a lot of entertainment for children here.
Handmade carpet is one of the main Pakistani souvenirs. Pakistani carpets are incredibly beautiful. They are of high quality. If you decide to buy a carpet you have to know that carpets differ in the type of weaving. The highest quality products have a layered weave. These carpets are the most beautiful and durable. The disadvantage is weight and complex twisting. Carpets with non-layered weaves are no less beautiful. But they are one-sided. Their ornament is not so diverse. Tourists should know that carpets cannot be exported from the country without confirmation of payment. Copyright
1. Pakistan is hardly a safe country due to the political situation. You should not visit Waziristan, North and West of Balochistan, and the border …
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A silk product purchased in Pakistan will be a good gift. The finest fabric is made by hand today. The best workshops are located in Karachi and Multan. You can buy shawls, shirts, bed linen, and national clothing in shopping centers and in small shops in the markets. All products will be of excellent quality regardless of the place of purchase. Traditional Pakistani jewelry will be a great addition to the outfit. They are distinguished by grace and beauty. There are masters in each region. Their products are distinguished by ornaments and selection of stones.
It is important to have cash with you when going shopping in Pakistan. You can change the currency at banks, hotels, and special exchange offices. It is important to find out the commission fee. It may differ significantly. Cards are accepted only in shopping centers. Change may simply be absent on markets and small shops. ATMs are rare. There are many beggars on the streets of big cities. The chance of being robbed is small. Stealing is one of the sins of Muslims. The hand can be cut off for such a crime in some regions.
Pakistan Museum of Natural History in Islamabad was opened in 1976. It will be interesting not only for children but also for adults. Each gallery of …
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Markets are part of the national culture in Pakistan. Some of them have historical significance. The most famous market is named after the English Queen Victoria. It is located in the center of Karachi. The closed pavilion is an architectural monument. Residents of the city believe that the market is built on a place with a bad aura. Executions of infidels were carried out on this square in the past. You can buy anything you want here. There are a variety of vegetables and fruits, Oriental sweets and all sorts of spices on the shelves. Shops with handmade carpets and ornaments are open for tourists. More than two hundred trade pavilions are operating on the market today.
According to Hindus, the construction of the capital of Pakistan began on the site of a village where the best potters lived. This craft is one of the most popular in the country. There are potteries in every city. There is an abundance of colorful clay products in the markets. The ceramics are decorated with elegant floral ornaments. Blue and cyan are the main colors. The Chinese culture has influenced the work of potters in remote regions. Ceramic products of Pakistani masters are the most desirable gift today.
The day of sacrifice is the main holiday in the country. It is called Eid al-Adha in the Muslim religion. Believers wake up very early on this day. …
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One of the most popular souvenirs brought from Pakistan are unusual lamps. They are made from natural rock salt. Local craftsmen create original items from this material. Lamps have a specific purpose. They are used for the hygiene of the premises. Air purification from pollution occurs when it is heated. Lamps are used in hospitals and children's institutions in Pakistan. You can see this salt product even in the office of a large company. Lamps are sold in any market. Salt lamps are especially popular with Chinese tourists.
Tourists often have time for shopping while vacationing on any part of the world. Each country has its own characteristics. Pakistan is no exception. Stores are open with a two-hour break here. Restaurants and shops are closed on religious holidays. Very often they are closed on Friday. It is customary to bargain everywhere, even in transport with a driver. However, you should not do this in supermarkets. The longer the bargaining, the greater the discount you can get. It is important to keep a smile and show goodwill. The seller is unlikely to be able to resist in such a situation.
The nature of Pakistan is so diverse that it will surprise even the most experienced traveler. The majestic Himalayas originate here. Snow-capped …
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Prices will please tourists in Pakistan. Souvenirs made by local craftsmen will be inexpensive. Bargaining is always appropriate. For example, you can buy handmade chess for $50 on the market. Visit the Eastern Bazaar can bring double benefits. The budget tourist will get the opportunity to buy inexpensive but very colorful souvenirs and taste delicious street food.
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♥   Shopping area ' Blue Area' Islamabad. On the map   Photos
♥   Shopping area ' Centrum Plaza' Rawalpindi. On the map   Photos
♥   Shopping area ' Commercial Market' Rawalpindi. On the map   Photos
♥   Shopping area ' D ground' Faisalabad. On the map   Photos
♥   Shopping area ' F 10 Markaz' Islamabad. On the map   Photos
♥   Shopping area ' F-6 Markaz' Islamabad. On the map   Photos
♥   Shopping area ' M.M. Alam Road' Lahore. On the map   Photos
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Shopping malls, boutiques and outlets in top cities of Pakistan

Those who don't go to overcrowded and noisy shopping centers, will appreciate Safa Gold Mall. It is distinguished by a very calm and measured environment and offers clothing and accessories of popular brands. There are jewelry and cosmetics stores, as well. The last floor of the shopping center is fully placed at the disposal of restaurants and cafes. There is an excellent supermarket on the ground floor for budget tourists. Not far from the prestigious Kabul restaurant is a wonderful Saeed … Read more
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