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‘Heritage can make Pakistan tourists’ paradise’


4/23/2018
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) Managing Director Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor has said Pakistan can be a foreign tourists' paradise due to its amazing historical world heritage sites.
 
Talking to APP, he said that Pakistan is famous for its amazing world heritage sites which declared by United Nations, Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).
 
UNESCO is basically the organization that promotes different well known sites for the education, scientific and cultural purposes. The world heritage sites of Pakistan includes Moenjodaro, Taxila, Rohtas Fort District Jhelum, Fort and Shalimar Garden Lahore, Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta and Takht-e-Bahi, Mardan.
 
Archeological ruins of Mohenjo-Daro stands among the ancient civilizations of the world. This city regarded as the city from the 3rd millennium BC and is entirely made with unbaked bricks and mud. Buddhist ruins of Takht-e-Bahi were founded in the early first century that is also known as the Throne of origins. Another nearby site is the Sahr-i-Bahlol which are ruins of a city. They are kept under the UNESCO world heritage sites and marked as the educational and scientific purposes. It also keeps significant importance for the Buddhists.
 
Fort and Shalimar Gardens in Lahore is third world heritage site which are very famous tourists attraction of the city. Both of the fort and park are spectacular sites which are well preserved and remain on extreme boom of beauty.
 
Tourists from all over the world come to visit these World Heritage sites.
 
Historical monuments at Makli, Thatta is the 4th World Heritage site of Pakistan which attracting a large number of tourists from across the world. Thatta Makli hill is basically the site of necropolises in the world.
 
Rohtas Fort is a very famous world heritage site of Pakistan near Jhelum. It was constructed by Sher Shah Suri. Rohtas Fort Museum is very famous among tourists which preserved unique war equipments.
 
Taxila is also one of the World heritage sites of Pakistan which shows the ancient stages of Indus city developments and was influenced by Persia, Greece and Central Asia.
 
Around 26 Heritage sites also on the tentative list of UNESCO including Badshahi Mosque, Wazir Khan's Mosque, Rani Kot Fort, Rehman Dheri, Mansehra Rock edicts, Baltit fort, Port of Banbhore, Shahbazgarhi rock edicts, Derawar and the desert forts of Cholistan, Archeological sites of Harappa, Ranigat, Tomb of Shah Rukn-e-Alam, Nagarparker Cultural landscape, Deosai National Park, Ziarat Juniper forest, Karez System Cultural landscape, The salt range and Khewra salt mine, Hiran Minar, Shah Jahan Mosque Thatta, Mehrgarh Archeological site, tomb of Jahangir and Chaukhandi tomb.
 
Source: The Nation