Tourism Potential in Pakistan
Hey Readers, how are you all? Our new blog post is about our very own country and the Tourism Potential in Pakistan. Pakistan has long been misunderstood due to the false media portrayal. The International Media has shown Pakistan as a dangerous count, a place where no one is safe and nobody should go, and this is false. Today, we will break these Stereotypes and Show you how safe it is in Pakistan and the Tourism Potential in Pakistan.
My Country, Pakistan, has places that can take your breath away, People that can inspire you like no one other, and such a Diverse Culture that you won’t find anywhere else. Pakistan’s Tourism Potential is amazing, and it is such a missed opportunity. We have researched a lot to put together this article to give you a good idea of what Pakistan, “The Land of the Pure,” represents and the accurate picture of our Country. So Without further due, let’s explore the Tourism Potential of Pakistan.
Cultural Heritage Sites in Pakistan
Pakistan’s Cultural Heritage is one of a kind and amazing that very few other countries can hope to match. I won’t list all of them, but here are Pakistan’s 6 Unesco World Heritage Sites. They are listed below.
- “Mohenjo-Daro” was the largest settlement of the Indus Valley civilization.
- “Taxila or Taksa Rock” The meaning of Taxila is “City of cut stones.”
- “Shalimar Bagh” is the Mughal Garden complex.
- “Rotas Fort” The 16-century fort was built by the king of Sher Shah Suri.
- “Malki Necropolis” is one of the largest Planned cemeteries ever discovered.
- “Takht-i-Bahi,” meaning the throne of the water springs.
Monuments in Pakistan
Besides the cultural heritage sites in Pakistan, there are many Monuments in Pakistan. Monuments unlike which you can’t find anywhere else. We have monuments of historical Importance and National Value. Here are a few places you would love to visit.
- “Lahore Fort” The Citadel in the city of Lahore. It contains 21 more monuments.
- “The Wazir Khan Mosque” was Built in the 17th century by the Mughal Rule.
- “Jahangir Tomb” is the 17th century Tomb of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir.
- “Pakistan Monument” Dedicated to the Martyrs of Pakistan
- “Minar-e-Pakistan” is The site where the Pakistan Resolution was passed.
- “Iqbal Manzil” Is the birthplace of the “Allama-Iqbal” who dreamed of Pakistan.
Nature Reserves in Pakistan
Pakitan has some of the most beautiful nature reserves. In both the North and the West, Pakistan has lovely terrains on par with the Grand canyon. Some of the Nature Reserves are listed below.
- “Hingole National Park” where you can see the Mud volcanos and Princess of Hope.
- “Astore Wildlife Refuge” for the Astore Markhor and the Snow Leopard
- “Bajwat Wildlife Sanctuary,” a wildlife habitat reserve along the Chenab River.
- “Lehri National Park” is 10 KM on GT road in the hilly Potohar region.
- “The Nara Desert Wildlife Sanctuary” has the largest population of Mugger Crocodiles.
- “Chashma and Taunsa Barrage Dolphin Sanctuary” is located in Mianwali, Panjab.
Mountain Ranges in Pakistan
Pakistan alone has 8 out of the world’s tallest mountains. Mountains for Ski resorts in the north and Rock climbers in the south. Even forest mountains with lush green forests for Hikers and campers. There is something for everyone. These are some Mountains Ranges you can climb in Pakistan.
- “Karakoram” has the world’s second-highest peak, the K-2.
- “Himalayas” has Pakistan’s second-highest peak, the Nagaparbath.
- “Passo Cones” is situated in the upper parts of Hunza Valley.
- “Hindu Raj” The northern part of Hindu Kash.
- “The Salt Range” Natural hill system in the Panjab Province.
- “Margala Hill” is located at the foot of the Himalayas.
Religious Tourism in Pakistan
Pakistan has great respect for all Religions. We have so many Religious places where people come from around the world to pay their Religious vows and even explore their respective religions’ heritage. Not only Muslims but Hindus, Sikhs, Christians, and even Buddist visit Pakistan to visit their Religious sites. Here are some Religious Tourism Sites in Pakistan.
- “Faisal Masjid” Completed in 1986 by Turkish Architects in Faislabad.
- “Qali Katas” a complex of several Hindu Tempels in Chakwal.
- “Lal Shahbaz Qalander” Tomb of the Religious saint in Sindh.
- “Chaqchan Mosque” meaning a Miraculous Mosque in the city of Khaplu.
- “Kargah Buddha” is a carving of the Buddha in a Mountain in Baltistan.
- “Kartarpur Corridor” to grant visa-free access to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur.
Food Tourism in Pakistan
Pakistan’s Culinary arts are among the most versatile in the world. Meat, Veggies, Fish, and any other type of food you may think you will found in Pakistan. Every community has its unique menu. My home city of “Karachi” and “Lahore” are the prime Cities for foodies, but even our villages are rich with their culinary arts. Here are some of the most famous food streets in Pakistan.
- “Burns Road,” Also called Buns Road, is a Food Street in my home city of Karachi.
- “Qissa Khwani Bazaar” in English Storyteller Bazaar in Peshawar.
- “Anarkali Bazaar” is well known for its traditional food items in Lahore.
- “Gawalmandi Food Street” in the neighborhood of the same name in Lahore.
- “Fort Road Street” near Badshahi Masjid and Lahore Fort.
- “Port Grand” is a Luxury food street near the port area in Karachi.
Views of Vloggers
So many Travel Vloggers have visited Pakistan and have left their lives and view about the world completely changed. Many have even converted their faiths to Islam.
Most notably, Eva Zu Beck visited Pakistan, and all of her videos about Pakistan have individually gained over a million views. Jay Pelfery visited Pakistan and was so inspired by the Islamic Faith that he converted to Islam and became Muslim. Also, Rosie Gabrielle visited Pakistan, and just like Jay Pelfrey, she also was inspired by our faith became a Muslim.
All 3 of the Travel Vloggers have millions of views on every one of their videos, and they have received unimaginable love from the people of Pakistan. The people they met were the people who were falsely portrayed by the media and were misunderstood by people of other countries. These people shared with them whatever they had and treated them as part of their families. They shared their clothes, food, beds, roofs, culture, and whatever they had to give with these unknown travelers.
The Tourism Precautions in Pakistan are mostly untapped and unutilized. My country is diverse in cultures, colors, races, food, fashion, religion, and everything you can think of. Pakistan is what the world is now looking for. These are the Facts that represent Pakistan, not what the media shows. Pakistan has even been voted the #1 tourism destination in 2020.
But there is something we need to be careful about. There is Tourism, and then there is over-tourism. This is what we need to be cautious about that people would try to capitalize on this opportunity to fast and abuse the landscape, that tourists will overcrowd the streets and will have confrontations with locals. This is where the government needs to step in and make Policies about how many tourists can come to Pakistan. The Currently Government of Imran Khan is doing a good job and trying its best to make Pakistan the ultimate sustainable tourist destination.
My country is waiting for the world. We are waiting for the world to visit Pakistan whenever you like where ever you want in Pakistan. You won’t find any place like my Pakistan. In every season in every climate, you will be amazed by what my country has to offer. This is the Tourism Potential in Pakistan.
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