Landmarks of Pakistan
Each country has symbols, monuments, structures which become its recognition the world over. Eiffel Tower of France, Statue of Liberty of USA and the London Bridge for UK. As of Pakistan, Koh Kambaran (Ras Koh Hills), Minar-e-Pakistan, the Grand Trunk Road, the Badshahi Mosque, Shahi Qilla, Shalamar Bagh, the River Indus, the K-2 , the Trango Towers, the KKH, Zamzamma (the Kim's Gun), the Rohtas Fort and the Blind Dolphin of River Indus are some of the many landmarks that have become synonymous to Pakistan. Two buildings attributed to Jinnah (Quaid-e-Azam), founder of Pakistan, one his mausoleum at Karachi and his last resting place at Ziarat, Balochistan just before his death have assumed significant importance. The tower like structure of Government College (and University) at Lahore not only is a symbol of structural might but also of quality education and torch bearer of enlightenment for future generations. An exception has been made in this section by adding "Kafir Kalash - the Wearers of the Black Robe" as one of the landmarks of Pakistan, for the simple reason that these people are unique in the entire world and tourists from all over the world come to see them and try to trace back their ancestry.
This section of Pakistanpaedia highlights the history, importance and structure details of some of the landmarks in Pakistan.
Koh Kambaran (Ras Koh Hills)
|Badshahi Mosque||Faisal Mosque||Masjid Wazir Khan||Shah Jahan Mosque||Masjid Mahabat Khan||Bhong Mosque|
|Forts, Monuments and Gardens|
|Lahore Fort||Rohtas Fort||Drawar Fort||Ranikot Fort||Minar-e-Pakistan||National Monument||Ziarat Residency|
|Wah Gardens||Shalamar Gardens||Chauburji||Hiran Minar||Kallar Kahar||Iqbal Manzil|
|Tombs and Mausoleums|
|Makli Necropolis||Tomb-Qutbuddin Aibak||Jahangir's Tomb||Tomb of Noor Jahan||Mazar-e-Quaid|
|K-2||Trango Towers||Blind Dolphin||Khewra Salt Mines||Bhambhore||Kafir Kalash|
|Man made Structures and Objects|
|Khojak Railway Tunnel||Grand Trunk Road||Khyber Pass||Karakoram Highway||GCU Lahore||Zamzamma||Sukkur Barrage|
Updated 1 September 2008 28 January 2009
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