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10 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Pakistan

Pakistan is a land with vast cultural and historical aspects. Although most of the world is unaware of its beautiful assets, it doesn’t mean that you can’t find some cool and unusual things in Pakistan. To give you an idea, we have compiled a list of such places in Pakistan that are bound to amaze you.

Mohenjo-Daro

The Mohenjo-Daro or “Mound of the Dead Men,” was the most developed civilization of its age. It sprawled over an area of 750 acres that was once inhabited by approximately 40,000 individuals. The pre-historic buildings show clear signs of ancient architecture and use of backed bricks is one of them. In addition, its complex water distribution system is one of its kind.

Khewra Salt Mine

This massive salt mine covers an area of 110 sq. km, with over 40 kilometers of tunnels. Salt mining began here after the 1200s . In fact, mining and trading of salt date back to the time of Alexander. There are different interesting structures built from the salt bricks. This mine also has its own post office.

Shangri-La Lake

In Tibetan language, Shangri-La means “Heaven on Earth”. The name truly comprehends with its mesmerizing views and scenic beauty. Located in the Skardu Valley in northern areas, this place is truly stunning. It serves as a fuel for Pakistan’s tourism.

Hingol National Park

Situated in Baluchistan Pakistan, this national park offers an astonishing view of rock formations. It covers an area of 1650 square kilometers and serves as a natural habitat for Gazelles, Ibex, Urials and a variety of bird species. The mud volcano is one of its major highlights, which is one of its kind in South Asia.

Derawar Fort

This magnificent fort is 30 meters high and 1 kilometer in circumference. It still displays its grandeur in the vast desert of Cholistan.  The ramparts are smooth and wide, making it the strongest structure to breach.

Gadani Ship Breaking Yard

It is the third largest ship-breaking yard in the world, located in southern Pakistan. Gadani has turned into a graveyard where ships come to die.

Ranikot Fort

The Ranikot Fort along with its three inner forts Mohan, Kot Sher Garh, and Miri Kot, stands as the largest fort in the world. The outer wall of RaniKot resembles the Great Wall of China. This is the reason, it is also known as the Wall of Sindh.

Takht-i-Bahi

Located in the Mardan Pakistan, Takht-i-Bahi was once an important site for the Buddhist. The name Takht-i-Bahi means Throne of Spring. It is a magnificent piece of architecture that came into existence centuries ago.

Kalash Valley

This valley is loaded with beautiful landscapes as if nature is in its full bloom. The inhabitants of this valley are the Kalash people. They have numerous complex customs and beliefs. Moreover, their origin is still a mystery.

Dara Adam Khel

Located in Khyber Regency, this city shares border with Afghanistan. The Dar Adam Khel is popular for manufacturing of illegal guns and ammunition. It serves as the family business of more than 70% of the families living in this city. Tourists are not allowed to visit this place due to volatile security conditions.

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