Culture of Islamabad. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Besides the internationally famous Faisal Mosque, Rohtas Fort, and Taxila Ruins, Islamabad and surrounding regions have many interesting places that definitely deserve a visit. For example, Daman-E-Koh viewing point north of Islamabad is one of the must-visit landmarks. The incredibly beautiful area is very interesting to explore. Moreover, it also offers a truly breathtaking panorama of the city. This is a true piece of paradise on Earth, and monkeys have become sort of “inhabitants of the Eden”. There are really many monkeys here, so drivers must be particularly attentive because the animals can appear on the road out of nowhere. In the park, monkeys have become one more landmark of the area.
1. In general, the capital of Pakistan is quite a safe city, but it is still better not to take valuables when heading to local markets and shops. Don’t leave your belongings … Open
Fans of colossal monuments will find it exciting to visit a sculpture complex named Pakistan. This is one of the symbols of the country and true national pride. The monument symbolizes three territories of Pakistan and four provinces of the country. Unity and sacrosanctity are the core ideas of the eye-catching architectural landmark. The monument is designed in a shape of flower petals. Moreover, it is a fantastic viewing point that offers a tremendous panorama of Islamabad. The nearby area is a popular destination for picnics. Young people particularly like this place.
Shrine Of Hazrat Bari Imam Sarkar is one more grandiose sacred place in the capital of Pakistan. Built in an oriental style of the Arabian architecture, this shrine is a magnet for everyone who wants to get acquainted with the local culture and learn more about the history of the city and the country. It is an incredibly peaceful place with its special atmosphere – even non-Muslim people notice that. Not far from the landmark, there is a market where visitors can buy interesting items (and, of course, bargain with local sellers, which is a must during a stay in Islamabad). Copyright
The Shrine of Meher Ali Shah in Golra Sharif is one more religious landmark that is a primary destination for everyone who wants to learn more about the local culture. The mausoleum frequently hosts various religious celebrations. The landmark looks gorgeous both inside and outside, but the fabulous design is not the only reason to visit this amazing place. The shrine, just like many other mosques, has an inimitable atmosphere of tranquility and peace. The mausoleum is also a tomb of Islamic saints with their sons.
Badshahi Mosque, Lahore Among museums in Pakistan, there are several universal and unique establishments that will appeal to everyone. The museum located close to the Pakistan monument attracts everyone who wants to learn more about the newest history of the country starting from the Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. Local people also like to visit this museum to feel united as a nation. Among the exhibits, there are paintings, art installations, and sculptures that describe the life of ordinary Pakistani people and officials.
The largest shopping center of Islamabad is The Centaurus. Trade pavilions of the world's most famous brands are assembled there. You can purchase amazing outfits from world-famous … Open
Travelers interested in visiting original places that unleash the unique cultural heritage of Pakistani people will find what they want at Lok Virsa Museum. It is a great place to see and earn more about the traditional crafts of different folks that live in Pakistan. There are goods made of leather, ceramics, textile, metal. Moreover, there is a separate hall dedicated to musical instruments. The museum is usually referred to as one of the best cultural venues in the capital and the most “Pakistani” museum in Islamabad that casts the light upon the everyday life of ordinary people. In total, there are roughly 25 large galleries with interesting exhibits.
Shah Faisal Mosque Golra Sharif Railway Museum, which is also known as Pakistan Railways Heritage Museum, is one more important destination for everyone interested in the heritage of the country. Here, visitors can see the station that once made the North-West Railway famous. Children will be particularly pleased to visit this interesting museum. The Pakistan Museum of Natural History exhibits many interesting wax figures including the giant skeleton of a blue whale. It is a place where ancient history becomes alive. Anthropology fans will be genuinely pleased to visit this place. Finally, art connoisseurs will be very excited to looks at exhibits in the National Art Gallery that has more than 450 precious artworks.
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Iconic cultural sights of Pakistan

Mohatta Palace was built in Karachi in the early twentieth century. This is one of the most beautiful structures in Asia. The building was purchased by the government of one of the regions of Pakistan as private property. The new owners were so impressed with the interior decoration that they decided to open a museum of cultural heritage here. Fascinating excursions through the underground labyrinths of the palace are particularly popular. All sorts of exhibitions are held in luxurious halls today. … Open
Reference information
Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Islamabad
♥   Palace 'Aiwan-e-Sadr' , 3.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Bedi Mahal' , 44.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Islamabad and around
♥   Art museum 'National Art Gallery' Islamabad, 3.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Islamabad

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