In addition to the beauty of Pakistan, there is a lot more to explore on the land. Pakistan will leave you stunned with its aesthetic and historical monuments. Lahore, our cultural capital, has a list of places which have lots of historical significance, and below are the top 5 places you must visit when you go to Lahore:
Bab-e-Pakistan (Gateway of Pakistan) is a national monument located in Lahore. The gateway is built on the site of one of the biggest refugee camps. The idea of the memorial was proposed by late Ghulam Jalil Khan in 1985 and designed by a Lahore-based architect Amjad Mukhtar.
2. Khyber Pass
Khyber Pass is a very important pass which connects Afghanistan to Pakistan. The mountainous region and curvy roads have been made by cutting through the Spin Ghar Mountains. It is one of oldest passes of the world and is a part of primitive Silk Road. Historically, Khyber Pass was an important trade route between Central Asia and South Asia, as well as a strategic military location.
The beautiful Minar-e-Pakistan is one of Pakistan’s most historic monuments! It is open to the public, and was constructed as a tower during the 1960s. The base of Minar-e-Pakistan was where the All-India Muslim League passed the Lahore Resolution, on 23rd March 1940, regarding the decision to create Pakistan. It was designed and supervised by Nasreddin Murat-Khan, an architect and engineer from Daghistan. The Minar is constructed in white to depict the success of the Pakistan Movement.
Lahore fort is a grant fortress, frequently called Shahi Qila. It was built during the Mughal emperor Akbar’s regime, during 1556–1605, and was regularly upgraded by following Mughal, Sikh and British rulers. The fort manifests the Mughal architecture through its famous sites such as Sheesh Mahal, Alamgiri Gate, Naulakha Pavilion, and Moti Masjid.
The Badshahi Mosque was built in 1673 by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in Lahore. It is a historical landmark, and a major tourist attraction. Badshahi mosque is the second largest of Pakistan and has been designed with the beauty and art of the Mughal era. The mosque is capable of accommodating over 55,000 worshipers at a time.
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