ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) Managing Director Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor has said that Pakistan can be a paradise for foreign tourists due to its amazing historical World Heritage sites.
“Pakistan is famous for its amazing World Heritage sites which declared by United Nations, Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organisation (UNESCO),” he said. Basically, the UNESCO is the organisation that promotes different well-known sites for the education, scientific and cultural purposes.
The World Heritage sites of Pakistan includes Moenjodaro, Taxila, Rohtas Fort in district Jhelum, fort and Shalimar Garden in Lahore, historical monuments at Makli in Thatta and Takht-e-Bahi in Mardan. Archeological ruins of Mohenjodaro stands among the ancient civilisations of the world.
This city regarded as the city from the third millennium BC and is entirely made with unbaked bricks and mud. Buddhist ruins of Takht-e-Bahi were founded in the early first century that is also known as the throne of origins. Another nearby site is the Sahr-i-Bahlol which are ruins of a city. They are kept under the UNESCO world heritage sites and marked as the educational and scientific purposes.
It also keeps significant importance for the Buddhists. Fort and Shalimar Gardens in Lahore are very famous tourist attraction of the city. Both the fort and the park are spectacular sites which are well preserved and remain on the extreme boom of beauty. Tourists from all over the world come to visit these World Heritage sites.
Historical monuments at Makli is the fourth World Heritage site which attracts a large number of tourists from across the world. The Makli hill is basically the site of necropolises in the world. Rohtas Fort is a very famous world heritage site constructed by Sher Shah Suri near Jhelum. The Rohtas Fort Museum is very famous among tourists which preserved unique war equipment.
Taxila is also one of the World Heritage sites which shows the ancient stages of the Indus city developments and was influenced by Persia, Greece and Central Asia. Around 26 heritage sites also on the tentative list of UNESCO, including Badshahi Mosque, Wazir Khan’s Mosque, Rani Kot Fort, Rehman Dheri, Mansehra Rock edicts, Baltit Fort, Port of Banbhore, Shahbazgarhi rock edicts, Derawar and the desert forts of Cholistan.
Archeological sites of Harappa, Ranigat, Tomb of Shah Rukn-e-Alam, Nagarparker cultural landscape, Deosai National Park, Ziarat Juniper forest, Karez system cultural landscape, the salt range and Khewra salt mine, Hiran Minar, Shah Jahan Mosque Thatta, Mehrgarh archeological site, tomb of Jahangir and Chaukhandi tomb also included in the list.