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On the road to the Khyber Pass, out on the fringes of Peshawar, several kilometres beyond Hayatabad and just before you enter the Tribal Areas is this strange bazaar. The place for contraband use to be in Landi Kotal at the Khyber Pass but now this criminal paradise has moved closer to the city of Peshawar. Dont expect turbans and merchants but rather VCRS, clothes and shoes. The far end (usually off limits to foreigners) is the area where you can purchase everything from an AK 47 to a sub machine gun to any type of drug or illegal substance. The bazaar is safe enough during daylight but absolutely not at night as Pakistani police can help you, quite an eye opening place.
All around Pakistan you will see t colorful and decorated buses. The trucks are an expression of the man and his artistic abilities but often times the owner of the truck words hand in hand working with a local artist to make his truck looks as unique as possible. The artists pain the trucks with thousands of different kinds of designs ranging from birds to Islamic writing to animals and people. Peshawar has some great trucks and if you go to the edge of town you can watch the artists do their thing, they will even pose in photographs because they are proud of their creations.
Directions: On the Karakoram Highway outside Peshawar.
Gate to the Tribal Areas
Near Peshawar you are in the government lands of the Khalid tribe. About 20km east of Peshawar is Jamrud Fort, built by the Sikhs in 1823 to mark the western edge of their empire(one of the few to expand westward to the Khyber). Its trademark stone arch over the road marks the formal entrance to the pass. Once you cross under the arch you enter Tribal Areas popluated by the Afridi tribe. Pakistani law gives way to tribal law just after the gate.
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