- Tourism in Pakistan
Tourism is a growing industry in Pakistan, based on its diverse cultures, peoples and landscapes.cite web| url=http://www.unigroup.com/PTIC/body_tourism.html| title=Tourism in Pakistan| date=2005-10-20| accessdate=2008-04-05] The variety of attractions range from the ruins of ancient civilizations such as
Mohenjo-daro, Harappaand Taxila, to the Himalayan hill stations, which attract those interested in field and winter sports. Pakistan is home to several mountain peaks over 7000m, which attracts adventurers and mountaineers from around the world, especially K2[http://www.tourism.gov.pk/mountain.html PTDC page on mountaineering] ] . The northern parts of Pakistan have many old fortresses, towers and other architecture as well as the Hunza and Chitralvalleys, the latter being home to the small pre-Islamic Animist Kalashacommunity who claim descent from the army of Alexander the Great. In the Punjab is the site of Alexander's battle on the Jhelum Riverand the historic city Lahore, Pakistan's cultural capital with many examples of Mughal architecturesuch as the Badshahi Masjid, Shalimar Gardens, Tomb of Jahangirand the Lahore Fort. To promote Pakistan's unique and various cultural heritage, the prime minister launched "Visit Pakistan 2007". [http://doodhpatti.blogspot.com/2006/10/visit-pakistan-year-2007-events.html Events taking place during 2007, Press released by Tourism of Pakistan] ]
Minar-e-Pakistan(Tower of Pakistan), Lahore.
Badshahi Masjid( Emperor's Mosque), Lahore.
Shalimar Gardens, Lahore.
Hiran Minar, sheikhupura.
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K2, second tallest mountain in the world, Northern Areas.
Nanga Parbat, one of the tallest and hardest mountain in the world to climb, Northern Areas.
Wagha Border, Kasur.
Faisal Mosque, Islamabad.
Mausoleum of Quaid, Karachi.
List of Popular Tourist Places
Islamabad: Faisal Mosque, Margalla Hills.
Azad Kashmir: Muzaffarabad, Jhelum Valley, Bagh, Poonch
Ziarat, Bolan Pass, Mehrgarh, Khojak Pass
Federally Administered Tribal Areas& Northern Areas: Chakdara, Lower Dir, Upper Dir, Lowari Pass, Drosh, Chitral, Garam Chashma, Kohistan District, Besham, Pakistan, Chilas, Astore Valley, Nanga Parbat, Gilgit, Parri Bangla, Naltar Valley, Bagrot-Haramosh Valley, Juglot, Gashoo Pahoot, Rama Ishkoman, Yasin Valley, Ghizar, Baltistan, Skardu, Deosai National Park, Shigar, KhapaluBiafo glacier,Sadpar lack ,Shangrilla,K2 base camp,K7,Broad Peak,Braqthok khaplu,Gondogoro-laa, Masherbrum,Hunza, Nagar, Gojal, Chalt, Aliabad, Karimabad, Altit Fort, Gulmit, Passu, Sost, Khunjerab Pass
Peshawar, Kohat, Bannu, Mardan, Pakistan|Swat, Mingora, Saidu Sharif, Shangla District, Kalam valley, Haripur, Tarbela Dam, Havelian, Abbottabad, Thandiani, Mansehra, Kaghan Valley, Batagram
Murree, Cholistan Desert, Uch Sharif, Multan, Harappa, Pakpattan, Lahore, Salt Range, Rohtas Fort, Taxila, Lal Suhanra National Park
Sindh: Karachi, Mohenjo-daro, Hyderabad, Sehwan Sharif, Gorakh Hill, Manchhar Lake, Kot Diji, Kalri Lake, Bhambore, Thatta, Chaukundi Tombs, Makli Hill, Gateway of Pakistan, Haliji Lake, Kher Thar National Park, Hostorical City Thattoand Keti Bandar, Shahbandar,Jani Bandar, Bhanbhor. Gidu Bandar.
* [http://www.SAARCnation-tourism.com Tourism in Asia]
* [http://www.tourism.gov.pk Official Pakistan Government tourist portal]
* [http://www.nwfptourism.com.pk Sarhad Tourism Corporation, Govt. of NWFP, Pakistan]
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