Posted by on Jun 22, 2012 in History | 0 comments

Pakistan's Famous Historical Monuments

Pakistan is a country in that you simply would find a number of historical places that signify the unique traditions and culture of the country. These places are of extraordinary importance to people interested in history, at the same time they might act as an attraction for tourists. The tourism industry of Pakistan flourishes due to the existence of beautiful historical sites in the country.

The easy honor the past would be to preserve it. It is exactly what several important buildings and sites may speak today. It’s interesting to note that the national monuments of Pakistan are primarily limited to sites and buildings which recognize the leaders or event of the partition. Still, there are more sites with glorious offerings that belongs to them. Below is the listing of some of the most important buildings of Pakistan. The list is deliberately chosen to incorporate the sites from all the provinces.

Here listed Best 5 Historical Buildings of Pakistan

Lahore Fort

Lahore Fort

As the name suggests, this fort can be found in the city of Lahore – in fact, it’s one of the prized buildings of the walled-city of Lahore or Old Lahore. Although the origins of the fort are older, the present structure has been said to have been built by the Mughal emperor Akbar. The Fort itself acted like a geo-strategic site that met Kashmir, the Afghan areas, and Multan. Decorated with Mughal architecture, the Fort complex includes such architectural marvels as Sheesh Mahal (Palace of Mirrors) and Badshahi Mosque.

Mazar-e-Quaid

Situated in Karachi, Mazar-e-Quaid is the tomb of Pakistan’s founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Established in 1970, the tomb is definitely an iconic representation of the town of Karachi. Every year, on national holidays, the site is visited by prominent leaders to wish tribute to Jinnah. Not just the founder, but other prominent leaders, namely Liaqat Ali Khan, Abdur Rab Nishtar, Fatima Jinnah, and Nur-ul-Amin will also be buried in the same mausoleum.

Ali Masjid

Ali Masjid is a mosque situated along the Khyber Pass that snakes through the border of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Based on the legend, the mosque derives its name from the Islamic caliph, Hazrat Ali; local traditions put he traveled the area. True or false, the mosque provides a spectacular image and works as a stopping point along the way, that has served as a gateway to the empires.

Minar-e-Pakistan

Literally meaning the “Tower of Pakistan,” the Minar was completed throughout a span of eight years from 1960 to 1968. The monument is situated on the same grounds where the famous Lahore Resolution was passed in 1940. The Resolution demanded separate states for the Muslims of the then-India, thus fusing the development of Pakistan with the minaret. Such continues to be its importance that after Indian Prime Minister Vajpayee found Pakistan, he visited the tower which washed away any misconception of India’s reluctance in accepting Pakistan like a state.

Bab-e-Pakistan

While not completed, the Bab-e-Pakistan monument seeks to honor the a large number of Muslim families who made a decision to migrate to the newly-created state of Pakistan in 1947. The monument is situated in Lahore and the plan was originally conceived under the military regime of Zia-ul-Haq. Subsequent political tussles couldn’t materialize its construction in time and the project continues to be in process at the moment.

The historical significance of numerous sites of Pakistan is the country’s unique feature when it comes to the tourism industry. Having a country marred by terrorist attacks finds it hard to attract tourists, these sites behave as a pulling force for archeologists who’re willing to risk their lives to see the most extraordinary sites in the world.