When you think of your country, bad things like terrorism, extremism, sectarianism, corruption, load shedding, and inflation come to mind, but we love Pakistan immensely despite all these. Think about how much love you will have for your beloved homeland if some good references are presented to you.
If you are a tourist or a tourist, then next year, you will be someplace in your schedule where you would like to go.
The Dawn News website regularly publishes special photo features of Pakistan’s beautiful and historical sites to highlight the positive aspects of the beloved homeland and provide awareness to tourists.
We’ve selected 16 of these must-see locations from these photo features.
This experience will be unforgettable for you.
Naltar Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan
Located almost two and a half hours drive from Gilgit, Naltar Valley is famous for its colorful lakes, where the world’s best potatoes are also grown. Surrounded by pine forests, this valley seems to be a secluded and quiet place from the world. According to Syed Mehdi Bukhari, “Telepathy lakes, a story of magic, a masterpiece of an artist, under the influence of which any human being began to speak to himself, everything began to vomit. A man sits in one place like a patient with low blood pressure, and the listener also puts his hand on his heart in such a way that the influence of the Messiah is felt in the soul.
Neelum Valley, Azad Kashmir
Neelum is the name of the Hussain and Jamil valley, which stretches 240 km from Chahla Bandi Bridge to the north of Muzaffarabad, the capital of Azad Kashmir. This valley is as beautiful as its name.
The Neelum Valley is one of the utmost mesmerizing valleys in Pakistani Kashmir, with rivers, clear and cold water canals, springs, forests, and lush mountains. There are cascading waterfalls and cascading waterfalls from the high mountains, the sharp, milky waters of which flow over the road, and the headwaters of the big rocks finally join the gray waters of the Neelum River.
At Karakoram Highway, a short distance from Jaglot, a newly built road turns into Skardu. In this almost seven-hour worthwhile journey, many mountain streams, meadows, and good-natured people greet the traveler. As you drive through the ancient wooden bridge over the mighty Indus River, a road leads to the tourist paradise Shangri-La. It is a popular tourist destination about 25 minutes by car from the city of Skardu – the highlight of the Shangri-La Rest House is the restaurant built into an aircraft structure.
The Gojal Valley is Pakistan’s border region with China and Afghanistan. Gojal’s border with China is at Khanjrab, which is about 15,397 feet above sea level and is covered with snow year after year. To the northwest is the Chaporson area of Gojal, which borders the Wakhan region of Afghanistan.
The Wakhan region is about 6 miles wide, after which the Tajik border begins. The Karakoram Highway, which connects Pakistan with China, also enters China at Khanjarab, passing through the Gojal Valley.
Eleven kilometers from Astor is the village of Rama, considered one of the most beautiful villages in the north. After the town is the lovely plain of Rama, which is called Rama Meadow. Our blogger Syed Mehdi Bukhari has described this place in the words’ Working women working in the fields, and their colorful ankles swaying in the air, fragrant atmosphere, happy faces, reeling children, swinging trees, winding roads, Flowing water is the hallmark of Rama village.
Similarly, suppose there is an open green field in front of you. In that case, there is ice milky water flowing in the form of drains in the area, sheep, cows are grazing in the field on the banks of the water, there are tall lush pine trees around, At the back of the field, there is a pine forest on a hill slope and above it is the snow-capped peak of Chongra, with the peak is the southern wall of Nanga Parbat. If a large mirror reflects and kills everywhere, then you are definitely in Rama Meadow.
Rama Meadow – Photo by Syed Mehdi Bukhari
White place, Swat
Marghzar is the only airspace in Swat district, about 12 km from the central city of Mingora. Tourists visit the meadow because of its natural beauty and mild climate and visit the White Palace (1941), a historical building from the Swat state.
When the construction of the White Palace was completed in 1941 by order of the founder of the modern state of Swat, Mian Gul Abdul Wadud alias Badshah Sahib (1881-1971), the area of Marghzar became the summer capital of the state of Swat. Even today, despite the passage of seven decades, the White Palace is a reference point.