15 Beautiful Pictures of Pakistan
Islamic Republic of Pakistan is a country in South Asia. It is the second largest Muslim population after Indonesia. The name Pakistan means Land of (the) Pure in Urdu and Persian.
Tourism is still a growing industry in Pakistan because of its diverse cultures, people and landscape. Pakistan also has five out of fourteen mountain peaks of height over 8,000 metres (26,250 ft), that attract adventurers and mountaineers from around the world, especially to K2.
Lets take a trip of Pakistan through some beautiful and colorful pictures. Hope you like them.
Dance of a Peacock – Pakistan
There is a peaock breeding barn infront of the Guest House where I’m staying. It has more than 30 peacocks from different colors. Unfortunately, all kept behind the chain link.
Faisal Mosque, Islamabad, Pakistan
The Shah Faisal Masjid in Islamabad, Pakistan – is among one of the largest mosques in the world. Its Pakistan’s National Mosque. It is a popular masjid in the Islamic world, and is renowned for both its size and its architecture covering an area of 5,000 square meters with a capacity of 300,000 worshippers. It’s relatively unusual design fuses contemporary lines with the more traditional look of an Arab Bedouin’s tent, with its large triangular prayer hall and four minarets.
Jahangir Kothari, Karachi
Single RAW HDR processing on photomatix from my Canon 400D.Photo at Jahangir Kothari parade, Karachi, Pakistan.
The Tomb of Jam Nido at Makli Hills, Thatta, Sindh, Pakistan
This is the tomb of Jam Nido, a Summa ruler who reigned from 1461-1508.One of the largest necropolises in the world, with a diameter of approximately 8 kilometers, Makli Hill is supposed to be the burial place of some 125,000 Sufi saints. It is located on the outskirts of Thatta, the capital of lower Sind until the seventeenth century, in what is the southeastern province of present-day Pakistan.
Shrine of Bibi Jawindi, Uch Sharif, Pakistan
Uch or Uch Sharif is located in Punjab, Pakistan. Uch is also known as “Alexandria at the Head of the Punjab”, is a historical city in Pakistan. Once it was an important city of ancient India. It is believed that in 325 BC Alexander the Great founded a city called Alexandria at the site of the last confluence of Punjab rivers with the Indus river.
Arambagh Mosque, Karachi
An illuminated view of colorful lights installed over the Aram Bagh Mosque in connection with Shab-e-Barat.
Derawar Fort, Cholistan, Pakistan
Derawar Fort is an ancient fort located in Cholistan Desert in Pakistan. The Fort was built by Deoraj, a prince of Jaisalmer. It was in possession of royal family of Jaisalmer when it was captured by Abbasis in 1735. In 1747, the Fort slipped from the hands of Abbasis in the reign of Nawab Bahawal Khan due to his pre-occupations at Shikarpur. Nawab Mubarak Khan took the stronghold back in 1804.
The Astore Valley in the Northern Areas of Pakistan
Astore Valley (el. 2,600 m (8,500 ft)) is located in Astore District in the Northern Areas of Pakistan. The valley, adjoining the eastern side of mountain Nanga Parbat, is about 120 km (75 mi) long, having area of 5,092 km2 (1,966 sq mi).The entrance of the valley is located about 60 km southeast of Gilgit with four side-valleys. The valley has more than 100 villages with a total population of 71,666 (Census 1998), including Chilm, Bubin, Gorikot, Eid Ghah, Fina, Bulen, Chongra and Tari Shing. Chilm is the most beautiful village among all the villages of Astore, because it is the starting point of Deosai, the world’s second highest plateau. The majority of people practice subsistence agriculture and livestock is the main source of livelihood complemented by seasonal work in down districts of the country. Due to its diverse landscape and climatic conditions the valley provides excellent habitat for a variety of commercially important medicinal plants.
Warrior and his Sword
Before the opening of four in line tent pegging category only he was honored to lift this peg with sword instead of Lance.
Sunset at GT Road, Pakistan
Even though it is Winter, sunset is still colorful and bright in Pakistan.
Pakistan – View from Lord of the Rings
This is a view of Tupopdan mountain, one of the most amazing places along Karakoram highway.
The Karakoram is a ‘who’s who’ of the world’s tallest peaks – including K-2, second only to Everest. And its valleys deliver a glut of glaciers, the longest outside the polar regions, with some creeping right to the road edge. The 240-kilometer Hunza Valley is an ancient and remote kingdom in the northeast of Pakistan, nestled close to China and the Wakhan Corridor of Afghanistan. The simplicity of village life belies the valley’s strategic and economic importance. Not so many years ago, travel through its narrow gorges and high passes was treacherous as local brigands supplemented meagre agricultural outputs by raiding silk route caravans, trading slaves and capturing loot.
Pakistan – Scary Suspension Husaini Bridge
This is a shot of Mt. Tupopdan (6106m) taken at the sunset with new and old suspension Husaini Bridge in foreground. Probably one of the more instantly recognizable pictures you’ll see in books and promotional pictures of Pakistan is of the numerous suspension bridges that cross the rivers in and around Northern Pakistan. And in saying that, one of the more famous day treks around the region is known as the Two Bridges trek which as the name suggests sees you crossing two bridges on a five hour trek in the area surrounding Passu and the neighboring villages before ending at Borit Lake.The trek itself is probably more of a pleasant stroll than a strenuous effort but the setting and the scenery is some of the best I’ve seen so far. Apart from crossing the two bridges you meander through farming villages, traverse steep ravines, cross potato and pumpkin fields as the farmers wave hello and end the day by enjoying a nice cold drink by an alpine lake.
Pakistan – Fairy Meadows – Circles of Life
The mountain in the picture is Nanga parbat (also known as Nangaparbat Peak or Diamir) is the 9th highest mountain on Earth and the 2nd highest in Pakistan. Nanga Parbat has tremendous vertical relief over local terrain in all directions. To the south, Nanga Parbat boasts what is often referred to as the highest mountain face in the world: the Rupal Face rises an incredible 4,600 m (15,000 feet) above its base. To the north, the complex, somewhat more gently sloped Rakhiot Flank rises 7,000 m (22,966 feet) from the Indus River valley to the summit in just 27 km, one of the 10 greatest elevation gains in so short a distance on Earth. Nanga Parbat is the fastest growing mountain on Earth and it is still growing about 7mm a year.
Falaksair Peak Swat Valley, Pakistan
Wonderfull view of snow covered peak Falaksair from Swat valley (Pakistan)
The Shah Jahan Mosque was built in the reign of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. It is located in Thatta, Sindh province, Pakistan. In the town of Thatta (100 km / 60 miles from Karachi) itself, there is famous Shahjahani Mosque with its beautiful architecture. This mosque was built in 1647 during the reign of Mughal King Shahjahan, also known as the builder King. The mosque is built with red bricks with blue coloured glaze tiles probably imported from another Sindh’s town of Hala.