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IN Travel & Adventure ON 12 Oct, 2016
Every country all around the world has its own beauty. Today, I am talking about Pakistan, one of the countries to visit at least once in a life. You will be amazed to see the actual beauty of Pakistan.
Take a break and visit this nation once for the following reasons. Before you book tickets, take a virtual trip of these incredible monuments of Pakistan.
This heritage site was built in 1493 by an Iranian Prince. The tomb has been deteriorated over the centuries due to the environmental conditions because of which only the remaining half of the structure is standing. Still, I think it seems worth visiting this place at least once.
The construction commenced in 2004 and lasted till 2007. The Pakistan Monument is a symbolic representation of the four provinces of the country. Situated in Islamabad at a public park, the monument has been successful enough to attract visitors through its architectural excellence. The interior of its huge petals is decorated with beautiful Islamic murals.
Derawar Fort is a large square fortress in Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan. The walls have a circumference of 1500 metres and a height of thirty metres.
The fort was built by Hindu Rajput. It was in their hands until captured by the Nawabs of Bahawalpur in 1733.
The Badshahi Mosque or "Emperor's Mosque" was built by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in 1673, Lahore, Pakistan. It is capable of accommodating over 55,000 people, making it the second largest mosque in Pakistan. It is a major tourist attraction reflecting the beauty of the Mughal era.
Rohtas Fort (Qila Rohtas) was built in the 16th century by Sher Shah Suri and is located near the city of Jhelum in Punjab, Pakistan. It was originally built to prevent rebellions from the surrounding region.
The main fortifications consist of the massive walls, extending for more than 4 km.
Minar-e-Pakistan is situated in Iqbal Park, Lahore. It is surrounded by the modern park which attracts people to visit day and night, including mountains and artificial lake too. The top view allows the visitors to have a beautiful view of the city Lahore.
The monument was built to commemorate the Lahore resolution of 23rd March 1940, in which Muslim league demanded for a separate homeland for them.
The Faisal Mosque (also known as Shah Faisal Masjid) completed in 1986, was designed by a Turkish architect who won an international competition for the honor. The Mosque is shaped like a desert Bedouin's tent and has been regarded as the national mosque of Pakistan.
The Faisal Mosque is located on an elevated area of land which allows it to be seen from miles away during day and night. The prayer hall can accommodate 10,000 worshippers, the additional room allows an accommodation of 24,000 and 40,000 in the courtyard.
The Wazir Khan Mosque in Lahore can be reached through the Delhi Gate. The mosque has four minarets and five turnip-shaped domes, that has entirely been built with small bricks. The mosque was named after the governor who ordered its construction in 1634. It is best known for its mosaics made from myriads of brightly colored glazed tiles, making it one of the beautiful mosques in the country.
The emperor Jahangir died on a return journey from Kashmir in 1627 and was buried at Shahdara. His tomb is 1,500 feet square, enclosed by a brick wall with a gateway. It is recorded of originally being the garden of Jahangir's celebrated queen, Nur Jahan, and certainly, the emperor himself requested to be buried there.
The Noor Mahal Palace is situated in Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan. It was built in 1872 by Nawab of Bahawalpur princely state, during the British Raj.
Nawab Sadiq Muhammad Khan, the fourth, undertook the construction of Noor Palace. Because of his passion of constructing beautiful buildings, he was also known as the Shah Jahan of Bahawalpur. It has 32 rooms including 14 in the basement, 6 verandas, and 5 domes.
The tomb of Allama Muhammad Iqbal is situated in Lahore. Built in beautiful red sandstone, it is an important national monument, thus contributing to the historical significance. It was built after the death of Iqbal in April 1938, in his commemoration.
Well, Lahore seems to be the winner of the list. So, when are you visiting Pakistan?