Before obtaining independence, Pakistan has been ruled by many dynasties and rulers. Pakistani heritage has flourished under them. Today, Pakistan is one of the most historically enriched countries of the world. That’s the reason thousands of foreign visitors come to see the historical remains. Many international airlines are offering cheap flights to Pakistan at weekly basis. Here is a list of sights you should see when you are in Pakistan:
The ancient detailed collection of tombs, at Makli Hill, will surely grab your attention with its vastness. It is located outside the old city of Thatta, Sindh. Makli Hill is the greatest Muslim cemetery existing today. You can get a glimpse of the golden era of Sindh, starting from the 14th century to the 18th century. The tiles used in decorations have a clear resemblance with Iranian style. You will have a clear picture of the grandeur of Muslim rulers as all of them have vibrant mosaic detailing and carved decorative patterns. The site is six square miles in area and there are almost half a million graves and tombs.
It is one of the most important Asian archaeological sites. Round the year it is visited by foreigners and locals. Taxila is important for the history of the region as it accurately depicts the progression of culture during 5th century BC to 2nd century AD. During this era, Taxila was at its peak. It had a university or educational complex for those who wanted to learn Buddhist doctrines. Taxila was also visited by the Buddhist pilgrims from all over Asia. Now, there are just remains of foundations and numerous stupas. You can plan a trip during the winter season as weather is bearable and cheap flights to Pakistan are easily available.
The Indus Valley civilization remained hidden from the world until the 1920s. The Moenjo-daro ruins are the example of one of the earliest urban planning. This site was a populated town during 3000 BC. The ruins indicate that the city was quite huge for that time. Moenjo-daro will blow your mind with its complex streets array and sophisticated drainage system. There was no evidence of monuments and temples in the city. However, archaeological findings provided proof that the city was wealthy.
The fort was built by the great Muslim administrator and ruler Sher Shah Suri to defend his territory. Even today, the Rohtas Fort seems indestructible. You will surprise with its structure as it is still completely intact. A visit to this fort will give you an insight into Muslim culture and military capabilities.
Wazir Khan Mosque
The tiling of Wazir Khan Mosque will amaze you with their intricate designing. This tiling is one of the perfect remained symbols of Qashani tile work. You can also visit the tomb of the respected figure Syed Muhammad Ishaq, located within the mosque.
All of these sites are included in the world heritage and must to visit for a history lover. Find one of the cheap flights to Pakistan and visit now!