Famous UNESCO world Heritage Sites found in Pakistan

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6 Famous UNESCO world heritage in Pakistan.

World Heritage sites are places of outstanding cultural or natural importance to the common heritage of humanity.

UNESCO has designated 6 sites in Pakistan as world Heritage sites and 18 Sites are on the tentative list.

 LAHORE FORT
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LAHORE FORT

The Lahore Fort, locally referred to as the Shahi qila, is a fort in the city of Lahore, Pakistan. It is located in Iqbal Park, which is one of the largest urban parks in Pakistan.

Origins of the fort extend far into antiquity but the existing base structure was built during the reign of Mughal Emperor Akbar between 1556–1605.The fort is 1,400 feet long and 1,115 feet wide.

In 1981, the fort was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with the Shalimar Gard0ens.

MAKLI HILLS
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MAKLI HILLS
Makli Hill is one of the largest necropolises in the world, with a diameter of approximately 8 km.It lies approximately 98 km east of Karachi and is the burial place of some 125,000 local rulers, Sufi saints and others. Makli is on the outskirts of Thatta, the capital of lower Sindh until the 17th century, in what is the southeastern province of present-day Pakistan. The tombs and gravestones spread over the cemetery mark the social and political history of Sindh.
It was added to the World Heritage List in 1981.
TAXILA
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TAXILA

Taxila, ranked as the top tourist destination in Pakistan by The Guardian newspaper In 2006 is a town and an important archaeological site in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.The town lies 549 metres (1,801 ft) above sea level. It is the headquarters of the Taxila Tehsil in Rawalpindi district.

Some of the earliest ruins in this area date to the time of the Achaemenid Empire in the 6th century BCE.

The renowned archaeologist Sir Alexander Cunningham rediscovered the ruins of Taxila in the mid-19th century and in 1980, Taxila was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

MOHENJODARO
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MOHENJODARO

Mohenjo-daro, literally translates to Mound of the Dead Men.

It is an archeological site in the province of Sindh, Pakistan. Built around 2500 BCE, it was one of the largest settlements of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization, and one of the world’s earliest major urban settlements.

It remained undiscovered till 1920’s, since then significant excavations have been conducted at the site of the city, which was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980. The site is currently threatened by erosion and improper restoration. — with Tariq Mustafa, Nadeem Ahmed, Abdul Salam and Mustaq Muhammad.

famous unesco world heritage in pakistan

TAKHTI-I-BHAI
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 TAKHT-I-BAHI

Takht-i-Bhai is a Parthian archaeological site in Mardan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa,Pakistan.

It was first a Zoroastrian complex which, after the later arrival of Buddhism, was then converted into a Buddhist monastic complex. It is dated to the 1st century BC.

The complex is regarded by archaeologists as being particularly representative of the architecture of Buddhist monastic centers from its era.

It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980.

famous unesco world heritage in pakistan

ROHTAS FORT

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ROHTAS FORT

Rohtas is a historical garrison fort located near the city of Jhelum, Pakistan. It was built under Afghan king Sher Shah Suri.

This fort is about 4 km in circumference.
The Rohtas fort was built to crush the local tribes of Potohar, who rebelled against the Sur dynasty after the Mughal emperor Humayun was ousted by the former.

It took eight years to build the fort, it was captured by Mughal emperor Humayun in 1555.

Qila Rohtas was designated a World Heritage Site in 1997.

famous unesco world heritage in pakistan

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