Tourism in Pakistan

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The reason for Pakistan being a touristic country is because of the multiple attractions of the country. The diverse culture, traditions, historical places, beautiful valleys are all factors behind Pakistan being an attractive tourist spot. There are historical places such as Mohenjo-Daro, Harappa, Taxila, which attract archaeologists from all over the globe to come and visit the wonderful historic civilizations which are a part of Pakistan.

The valleys of Pakistan have been able to attract tourists for a long period of time. There are valleys such as Swat, Hunza, Naran, Kaghan and beautiful hills like Murree, Nathia Gali, Changa Gali etc.

The major cities of Pakistan are not behind when it comes to attracting foreign tourists. All of them have different aspects which define Pakistani Culture and traditions. Lahore is Pakistan’s second largest city, and it is home to many cultural places which has given it the title of being the cultural heart of the country. Lahore is remembered by historians for being the city where Alexander battled on River Jhelum. It is also remembered for having monuments of various Mughal emperors and Mughal architecture such as the Badshahi mosque, the tomb of Jahangir, Lahore Fort, Shalimar gardens and there is a long list which if written down would take a whole day.

The province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is known for its natural beauties such as valleys and plains. The Karakoram highway is also located in the vicinity of the province. Other cities like Karachi which is the largest city of Pakistan is the business centre of the country.

It is time that Pakistan does something to revive its tourism industry which has been marred by terrorism and natural disasters. Once the country can put a stop on terrorism, the tourism industry would again flourish.

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