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Pakistan Travel

Pakistan, also referred to as The Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is located in Southwest Asia and a part of Middle East. With 650 miles of coastline along the Arabian Sea and prolific mountain ranges, a trip across Pakistan is an exciting foray into a fascinating country with an extraordinary culture and vivid history.

Pakistan Travel

Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan, is a lush green city with a pleasant climate that is conducive to exploring the innumerable historic sites and cultural attractions. For a relaxing sojourn through Islamabad, take a tour of its gorgeous parks including the Rose and Jasmine Garden, Shakarparian Hills, Daman-e-Koh, and the enchanting Murghzar Mini Zoo and Children's Park. Religious travelers will find many significant points of interest like the Faisal Mosque and the Shrine of Shah Abdul Latif. History seeking travelers will enjoy the Lok Virsa Heritage Museum & Library, the Pakistan Museum of Natural History, and the Islamabad Museum. There are many obscure bazaars and markets intermixed with many cafes and restaurants for those looking for some local flavor.

The city of Punjab is not to be missed. Punjab is a deeply cultural area that harbors many ancient treasures like the elaborate Lahore Fort, Shalimar Gardens, and the Badshahi Mosque. Punjab is the center for fine hand-knotted carpets made from luxurious fibers. The Anarkali Market is one of the oldest markets in the Middle East where you can everything from simple hand woven baskets to elaborately carved ivory and intricate silverwork.

Pakistan travel

Outside of the cities, Pakistan is rich with archaeological ruins, noteworthy sites, and unimaginable natural beauty. For mountain lovers, Pakistan is home to the famed K-2, the second tallest mountain in the world. K-2 touches the sky in the company of the Himalayas, the Karakorams, and Hindu Kush. Other popular peaks sought out by mountain climbers include the Rakaposhi, the Nanga Parbat, and the Trichmir.

Ancient ruins of bygone civilizations are plentiful. Harappa, Mohenjo-daro, and Taxila are remnants of the great Indus Valley civilizations dating back over 5,000 years. The northern regions of Pakistan are marked with ancient towers, primitive fortresses, and timeworn walls.

Pakistani cuisine is noted for its heavy use of spices and frequent consumption of curry dishes. Favorites local specialties include karahi, tandoori chicken, sajji, naan, biryani, shish kebabs, and halwa. Pakistanis love to drink chai tea, lassi, and Tibertan black tea.

Getting around Pakistan is easy. Pakistan Railways operates an impressive railroad network and goes just about everywhere. Bus service is available in most cities. Taxis are readily available and very affordable.

Pakistan's climate is as diversified as its scenery. Northern Pakistan has extremely cold winters and hot summers while the southern regions have a milder climate, which is heavily influenced by the ocean.

Tourism is flourishing Pakistan, largely due to its diverse cultures, magnificent landscapes, and friendly peoples. Come and discover Pakistan and you will discover the beating heart of the Middle East.

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