This photograph taken on November 16, 2012 shows Pakistanis visiting the monastery of Takht-e-Bahi in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). PHOTO: AFP
Pakistanis visit the monestary of Takht-e-Bahi in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Beautiful and breathtaking.
Pakistan has many of our ancient sites. Mohanjodaro /Harappa civilisations / Buddhist shrines/ Our Hindu temples – some as old as 2000 years.It also has many places of scenic beauty like Jhang ( where Heer and Ranjha was written) , Murree hillstations ( my love for Murree was fuelled by Pak movies of the 60s and 70s ) . Its not possible to visit at least in this birth thanks to bombings and killings.Recommend
I think it is still possible to visit Murree at least for an Indian. Go ahead and apply for a visit visa, come to Islamabad, take a cab and that’s it! It is probably the most easily accessible and safest place to visit for an Indian today I would think.
hope all such sites in Pakistan remain well intact for ages to come.
You make it look so simple.
Yes it ia twmpting to visit those sites and also assuring comments about the safety for visitors. But the problem is the people with terrorist minds around should understand that these scenic beauties are and should be accessible beyond political animocities and when that becomes a reality, the barriers can be broken and we all will have a UNIVERSAL visitors to these beautiful sites.
I still have old friends who belongs to older generation of Muslims from Pakistan right here in this city of Illinois and he always proud to say good things and scenic areas of Pakistan and invited several times to visit along with him. But the fear of personal safety remain same and that pulls back of temptation of visit. Still HOPE is one that keep things in the right perspective and probably in near future the things may get better and there will be universal visitors to those beautiful places in Pakistan.
Passing through the bad patch, the country is loosing millions of $s every year in tourism
Industry. Vististors from inside and out side of the country are holding back.
Please dont be dishearted if you really want to, you can go and visit Murree. Its so beautiful and do go to Ayubia as well. Inspite of what you read in the papers, normal life still exists there. It is
well worth the visit.
Awww Dildar Pakistan and Awais- Thankx for your comments.
These historical places should be properly maintained and be opened for tourists.
Two Islamic countries governments were behind destruction of Buddha statutes by talibans in Afghanistan .Afghanistan was not one of those 2.
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