Discovering Pakistan

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Pakistan­—officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan—is a country located in South Asia. It borders India, Afghanistan, Iran, and China. It also shares a marine border with Oman.

Although the capital city is Islamabad, the largest city is Karachi. Unfortunately, due to the Afghanistan war and to the Talibans, Pakistan is not such a popular tourist destination as it is considered a dangerous territory.

This is a real shame, as the country holds some of the world’s most stunning and fascinating cultural and natural attractions. To give you a glimpse of Pakistan’s beauty, we put together a collection of photos capturing the wonderful things that one could find and visit when there.

 

A BIT OF HISTORY

The earliest known inhabitants in the region were Soanian during the Lower Paleolithic, of whom stone tools have been found in the Soan Valley of Punjab.

In 711 CE Muhammad bin Qasim—Arab conqueror—took over control of the Indus valley setting the basis of today’s Pakistan.

The gradual decline of the Arab Empire in the early 18th century led the country to become a British colony. Indeed, during the 18th century the British East-India Company gained ascendancy over the Indian subcontinent.

 

(All photos are taken from GoogleImage.com and they all belong to their original owners)