World Heritage Listed Sites in PakistanThe United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) seeks to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity.
The following are sites in Pakistan inscribed on the World Heritage List for their cultural merits and value, including the year of inscription.
- Archaeological Ruins at Moenjodaro (1980)
- Buddhist Ruins of Takht-i-Bahi and Neighbouring City Remains at Sahr-i-Bahlol (1980)
- Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore (1981)
- Historical Monuments of Thatta (1981)
- Rohtas Fort (1997)
- Taxila (1980)
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The Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore was furthermore inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger in the year 2000.
These sites cover locations in the provinces of Punjab, Sind, and North West Frontier Province, and are recognised for their worth as mementos of the ancient development of cities and urban planning along the Indus, early manifestations of Muslim military architecture in Central and South Asia, highlights from the Mughal civilisation, and exceptionally preserved Buddhist monastic complexes. This just helps to give a tiny overview of the wealth of history and culture in Pakistan, a fascinating crossroads of Greek, Buddhist, Hindu and Muslim cultures and a recognised cradle of ancient civilisations.
Many more sites have been submitted on the Tentative List for World Heritage Sites in Pakistan.
To witness these wonders of world heritage and international cultural history, it's essential to get in contact with a reputable travel agent either online, operating in a town or city near you, or run professionally from tourist service providers in hotels in New York, London, and throughout Pakistan. Karachi hotels offer the opportunity to find award-winning tours of cultural and historical sites throughout Pakistan.
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