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Parks of Lahore in Pakistan

Updated on December 9, 2011
Fountain in Racecourse Park, Lahore
Fountain in Racecourse Park, Lahore
Peacock in Racecourse Park
Peacock in Racecourse Park
White Peacock in Racecourse Park
White Peacock in Racecourse Park
Black Swans and ducks in Racecourse Park
Black Swans and ducks in Racecourse Park
Iqbal Park, Lahore
Iqbal Park, Lahore
Iqbal Park, Lahore
Iqbal Park, Lahore

In Pakistan the summers are very hot, but at the end of summer when the days are cooling down people start to go out into the parks. Particularly in the evenings, it is possible to see groups of children on a school outing. Also mothers with their children enjoying themselves.

When I was in Lahore I visited several parks in the evening with a friend and her small son. We used to go out around 3 or 4 pm and it used to get dark very quick. Besides going to Bagh-e-Jinnah we went to Racecourse Park and Iqbal Park.

Another speciality of these three parks is that they have animals and birds. Some are roaming in fenced enclosures and the birds are in cages but with plenty of space. In Racecourse Park I saw peacocks, black swans, ducks and geese. In Iqbal Park there were some animals which looked rather like small deer. I didn't find out the name of them. I have put pictures here.

It is really nice to go out to the parks as the nights are drawing in and it is warm, like an English summer evening. The only thing to worry about is that there are mosquitoes around at that time and so I would wear socks as I was bitten sometimes. There is dengue fever in Pakistan which comes from the bite of the mosquito. I always was careful and had something to put on the bites.

Most parks which are not historical parks like the Shalimar Garden seem to have a fairground. This is particularly popular with the groups of schoolchildren. As I was with a lady and her 4 year old son, we of course, went on some of the rides.

As I went around Lahore I saw a lot of good places, but I know that there is also a lot of poverty and misery. I saw a lot of this, like the Monkey Boy in my poem, http://hubpages.com/hub/Monkey-Boy

There is good and bad everywhere, but I want to use my hubs to let people know that Pakistan is a country like any other. The people are warm and hospitable. It is a good place to visit and I will certainly be going again. I know that many are afraid of Pakistan because they only hear the bad things, but in my opinion there is much more good than bad.

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      Hummingbird5356 5 years ago

      Glad you like my hub. I am going to Lahore at the beginning of next year again.

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      Ali Jee 5 years ago

      Nice one.......I am from Lahore nice to read it,, I am in UK at the moment. I am going back to Pakistan in a month's time.

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      Hummingbird5356 5 years ago

      You are welcome. Pakistan is a very good country and the people are good. You cannot judge a country by the few bad people in it.

      I am glad you enjoyed reading my article.

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      RUHAMA GILL. 5 years ago

      PAKISTAN IS NOT A VERY BAD COUNTRY I ALWAYS PRAY FOR PAKISTAN THNKX FOR ALL GOOD COMMANTS.

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      RUHAMA GILL. 5 years ago

      I know i am from Pakistan people think that Pakistani is a bad country but its not even i always love to go in Pakistan. thnk you so much for commands bcoz people think Pakistan is not a good county.THNK YOU SO MUCH MAM GOD BLESS U AND UR FAMILY :-)

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      Hummingbird5356 5 years ago

      Thanks for reading.

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      Muhammaz zeeshna ishaq 5 years ago

      thanks i am very glad he doing very weel job

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      Hummingbird5356 6 years ago

      Yes I did like Lahore. Thanks for reading.

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      puktoon 6 years ago

      I am glad you liked it.

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      Hummingbird5356 6 years ago

      Thank you. I am glad you liked it.

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      MAAZ SHARIF 6 years ago from Pakistan

      good job

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      Hummingbird5356 7 years ago

      Yes. Thank you for reading my hub.

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      gulnazahmad 7 years ago from Pakistan

      Hummingbird now you seem very much acquainted with Pakistan good to see that:-)

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      Hummingbird5356 7 years ago

      Thank you for reading. Yes, the Pakistani people are very friendly and hospitable. Not at all like the press portrays them.

      Thanks.

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      mquee 7 years ago from Columbia, SC

      Very nice discription of a country and its people that many of us don't know much about, except in the news. It is refreshing to hear from people like yourself who have experienced the hospitality offered by people of other countries. This is the second hub today I have read on Pakistan and the Pakistani people seem very hospitable. Thank you for a very nice hub.

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      Hummingbird5356 7 years ago

      Thank you. I actually felt guilty at one time for writing only about the good things because I have read so many reports of suffering here on the hubs. Then I thought, I can only write about my experiences, and if I did not experience anything bad I cannot write about it.

      I thank God, that although my life has not been perfect, I have not had any terrible experiences. I had a calm and safe childhood and have not felt the need to put myself in situations that could have bad results.

      I hope to write more travel hubs with photographs that people like.

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      Both videos are very nice. Thank you Hummingbird. You see so much beauty! Your writing/descriptions are great. Great pictures- as usual! Thanks

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      Hummingbird5356 7 years ago

      Yes, they are lovely places to visit. I am glad you liked reading about them. Thank you.

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      Tony McGregor 7 years ago from South Africa

      What lovely parks and I so enjoyed your write up about them. Thanks for sharing.

      Love and peace

      Tony

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      Hummingbird5356 7 years ago

      Thank you. Pakistan is not as bad as it is painted.

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      James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

      Nice to hear a good report on Pakistan. I enjoyed this Hub. Thank you for the information and excellent photos.

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      Hummingbird5356 7 years ago

      Once again, I am happy you like this. I pray that it is not long before things improve in Pakistan.

      Thank you.

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      myownworld 7 years ago from uk

      Lovely hub....! Great pics and I'm so glad you mentioned the animals...that's one of my favorite parts, especially the peacocks. But omg, those mosquitos are such a pain! Anyway, Lahore used to be called the city of gardens and was known for it's fountains once....now unfortunately, all you hear about is suicide bombs and war.. :( But thanks for the refreshing read...!

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      Hummingbird5356 7 years ago

      Thanks Lahoreee.

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      lahoreee 7 years ago

      great hub. gooooood luck