When talking about historical buildings, landmarks, and cultural heritage, Pakistan will leave you stunned. Pakistan is home to significant historical sites that depicts rich culture, traditions of ancient times. Pakistan is rich in cultural heritage and history. The historical places in Pakistan being great tourist spots attract many tourists from every corner of the world to witness fascinating true cultural and philosophical heritage.
Here is a list of some unbelievably magnificent archaeological sites/ historical places in Pakistan you absolutely must visit if you are history lover and loves to travel:
- Mohenjo Daro
- Noor Mahal
- Badshahi Mosque
The word Mohenjo-Daro signifies “Mount of Death”. This ancient Indus Valley civilization city was discovered in 1920 and it lies in Larkana District, Sindh. It is believed that it was build 5000 years ago but according to some archaeologists and historians it was abandoned 3000 years ago. The remains of Mohenjo-Daro portray that fired and mortared bricks were used for making buildings.
This palace is located in Bahawalpur, Punjab. This monument is around one hundred and fifty years old. It was built by the fifth ruler of Bahawalpur State “Nawab Sir Mohammad Sadiq” in the honor of his beloved wife in 1872. The area covered by this stunning palace is about 44,600 square feet. The double story palace has 32 bedrooms 14 in the basement. It has 6 verandas and 5 domes. Cut and dressed bricks exterior make this a unique and exquisite historical architecture piece.
This masterpiece is one of the largest necropolises in the world covers an area of 16 kilometers. It has 400 years of architectural history it is said to be the resting place of more than a million people including saints, scholars The tombs of saints are embossed with Holy Quran verses, whereas the graves of warriors have carvings of weapons. The Makli Hill Graveyard is very also important because it holds remarkable art pieces. The cravings of stone on the tombstones and the mausoleum are of great historical importance.
Aurangzeb, the sixth Mughal emperor built this mosque in the 16th century in Lahore, Punjab. Badshahi mosque is one of the largest and beautiful mosques in the world. It has 3 domes, 4 major minarets, and 4 minor minarets. This mosque has a total capacity of 100,000 people in the mosque’s courtyard. It is an ideal place to see the artwork of the Mughal era on the walls.
MAZAR E QUAID:
Mazar-e-Quaid is the tomb of the founder of Pakistan “Muhammad Ali Jinnah “built in the 1960s. It is the landmark that defines Karachi. The covered area of Mazar-e-Quaid is 53 hectares with a height of 43meters. The tomb is built using white marbles having curved arches and have 15 fountains. This mausoleum also has a tomb of his sister Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah (Madre Millat) and Maulana Liaquat Ali Khan (First Prime Minister Of Pakistan).
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