"Land of Mountain gods Pakistan" Top 5 Page for this destination Pakistan by imranthetrekker

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Song Of Fairies

PAKISTAN

Land of ethnic tribes
Abode of mountain gods
Country of cultural diversity
Throne of ancient civilizations
One name but numerous definitions*

Abode of gods

Whether one is wondering in the narrow streets of the ancient cities of south, Peshawar and Lahore or looking for the foot prints of past invaders in Khyber pass (Alexander the Great, Genghis khan) or following the trails of Marcopolo in the rugged mountains of Hindukush or Karakoram, I tell you the truth, it is an amazing country.

It is the land which attracted the Alexander of Macedonia in 326 B.C with whom the influence of Greek culture also came to this region later which gave genesis to a unique art of sculpture Gandhara art which is known all over the world.
In 2nd century A.D Buddhism was adopted as the state religion which flourished and prevailed for almost 1000 years, from 2nd century B.C till 10th century A.D during this time hundreds of monasteries and stupas were built in Taxila (Takshashila), Peshawar (Pushpapura), Charsadda (Pushkalavati) and Swat (Udayana).

Land of Mountains

Once it was the center of the earliest known civilization in the region which dates back to 3 red millennium B.C. which flourished on the banks of river Indus that is why it is known as Indus valley civilization and 2 of its major towns are present as Moenjodro and Harappa.


However, Pakistan is the land which is blessed with natural assets but due to its rock bottom position, media turned a blind eye towards Pakistan as a result it could not get its stake from tourism but in the present scenario we can say that soon it will be one of the best tourist destinations in the world, inshAllah

So see you someday on a trekking trail in the mountains of North, or in a traditional Khawa shop (Tea Shop) of Qissa Khwani bazar Peshawar.

  • Intro Updated Mar 25, 2006
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Apr 21, 2011 at 11:11 AM

    Hello, Imran! Thanks for your good tips! Ma'assalyam!~

  • balisunshine's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2009 at 9:45 AM

    Wow!!! Gorgeous journey!!! Don't stop!

  • Arkeolog's Profile Photo
    Mar 26, 2009 at 11:55 AM

    Hi Imran, this a great page on Pakistan. I liked your tips and photos.

  • Faiza-Ifrah's Profile Photo
    Feb 6, 2009 at 1:49 PM

    hi Imran: how are you and how are the things in Chitral? i heard the tourism minister for NWFP said that the province has many other places than swat for tourism. i agree. how about you?

  • lahoree's Profile Photo
    Apr 19, 2008 at 8:30 PM

    nice, keep it up. m from lahore based in manila currently

  • ranger49's Profile Photo
    Dec 24, 2007 at 12:48 PM

    Why do youalways post such irrelevant and offensive links?

  • Nov 26, 2007 at 12:21 PM

    beautiful photographs....Pakistan has really beautiful places to visit

  • Nov 6, 2007 at 2:09 AM

    Excellent tips. All much appreciated. Thanks a lot Imran!

  • JessH's Profile Photo
    Oct 24, 2007 at 2:18 AM

    Hello Imran. Great tips and beautiful photographs of your country. I really enjoyed reading your pages, and my ratings are definitely with you! Greetings from the desert / Jess in Dubai :-)

  • maztek's Profile Photo
    Oct 17, 2007 at 8:17 PM

    Imran .....good page ...I really appreciate your efforts

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