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Heavenly Places of Pakistan
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Everyone knows Neil Armstrong was the first person to step foot on the surface of the moon, but it is nearly impossible to find anyone that would know the people that followed their journey to the soil of the moon after Armstrong. Similar is the case with finding a place where you can plan a vacation trip to and be of the first few people to have ever visited that place. Pakistan, a country located in south Asia, is a profound blend of landscapes varying from plains to deserts, forests, hills, and plateaus ranging from the coastal areas of the Arabian Sea in the south to the mountains of the Karakoram range in the north. The K2 mountain also known as Mount Godwin-Austen is second highest mountain in the world after Mount Everest. Pakistan is a country known for its greenish natural beauty, historic civilizations that date back to 2500 BCE-3500 BCE and amazingly warm welcoming people who make even outsiders feel at home. Yet disappointingly Pakistan is among countries having a low number of tourists.
Historical sites of Pakistan
1) The Badshahi (Imperial) Mosque located in Lahore was commissioned by the sixth Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. Constructed between 1671 and 1673, it was the largest mosque in the world upon construction. It is Lahore's most iconic and famous landmark and a major tourist attraction.
Lahore Fort Origins of the fort extend far into antiquity but the existing base structure was built during the reign of Mughal Emperor Akbar between 1556–1605. It was regularly upgraded by subsequent Mughal rulers and after the fall of the Mughal Empire it fell to Sikh and British rulers.The fort manifests the rich traditions of Mughal architecture. Some of the famous sites inside the fort include Sheesh Mahal, Alamgiri Gate, Naulakha pavilion, and Moti Masjid.
3) Mohenjo-daro Mound of the Dead Men is an archeological site in the province of Sindh, Pakistan. Built around 2500 BCE, it was one of the largest settlements of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization, and one of the world's earliest major urban settlements, contemporaneous with the civilizations of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Minoa, and Norte Chico. Mohenjo-daro was abandoned in the 19th century BCE as the Indus Valley Civilization declined, and the site was not rediscovered until the 1920s. Significant excavation has since been conducted at the site of the city, which was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980.
The Shalimar Gardens is a Mughal garden complex located in Lahore,Pakistan.The gardens have been laid out from south to north in three levels of terraces, which are elevated by 4–5 metres (13-15 feet) above one another. The respective names of the three terraces have been listed as follows:
The upper level or the third terrace named Farah Baksh meaning Bestower of Pleasure
The middle level or the second terrace named Faiz Baksh meaning Bestower of Goodness
The lower level terrace named Hayat Baksh meaning Bestower of Life
5) Baltit Fort or Balti Fort is an ancient fort in the Hunza valley in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. Founded in the 1st CE, it has been on the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative list since 2004. The foundations of the fort date back to 700 years ago, with rebuilds and alterations over the centuries. In the 16th century the local prince married a princess from Baltistan who brought master Balti craftsmen to renovate the building as part of her dowry.
Map of Pakistan
Trip to pakistan
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Excursions to do Pakistan
1) Climbing the K2 mountain (second highest peak)
2 Climbing the Nanga Parbat mountaint (9th highest peak worldwide).
3) Visiting historical sites that date centuries back.
4) Horse riding in the beautiful green cities in northern Pakistan.
5) Visit the world's largest man-made forest.
6) Playing cricket in amazing international cricket stadiums.
Mountains of Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan
Pakistan in the media is often shown as an unsafe country but that's nowhere near reality. The country has been the only country that has started a war against terrorists targeting every country in the world. Pakistan is just as safe as any other country in the world. The amazing warm welcoming people will never make you feel like an outsider, therefore, to be unsafe is nowhere in the context. Pakistan historically and culturally is rich country with amazing places to explore. The country might be facing some political tensions within the country as well as security issues to some extent but it wouldn't be exaggeration if i were to put the country number 1 in my 'to travel countries'.