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Swat Museum is located on main Mingora-Saidu Sharif road. This museum has a huge collection of Gandhara sculptures from the Buddhist sites in Swat. The original museum was constructed by DOAM with the contribution of the Wali Swat and the Italian Mission in 1958, when a twin Museum was inaugurated in Rome (Museo Naziolae d’Arte Orientale). The present building of the museum was constructed in various phases. The structure was severely damaged both by the 2005 earthquake and by a huge tragic bomb blast that occurred in February 2009.

The museum was reconstructed under a project funded by Pakistan- Italian Debt Swap Agreement (FIDSA). The scheme was executed by Archaeology Community- Tourism/Field School Project while the University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar extended technical support to it.

The museum has been designed by Italian architects Ivano Marati and Candida Vassallo, and set up in collaboration with an engineer from the University of Naples Federico II and engineers from the University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar.

The Italian ambassador said that Swat and Italy had a longstanding relation that would be strengthened further after the reconstruction of the museum. Italian Archaeological Mission in Pakistan had been working on different archaeological sites since 1955 that started work under the guidance of Prof Giuseppe Tucci. During the last 60 years, the Italian mission successfully worked on many projects to preserve the archaeological sites in Pakistan, particularly in district Swat.

Swat Museum was one of the best museums in the country that had a large number of collections of Gandhara civilization.

After a gap of about seven years, scores of people made their way to the newly-reconstructed Swat Archaeological Museum

The visitors were excited to not only see a massive collection of artefacts from the Gandhara civilization but also the building’s state-of-the-art design.This new building is so spacious and wide that one feels a great delight in walking among ancient civilizations.

The opening of the museum will boost economy as more and more tourists will visit Swat

Lyallpur Museum is a heritage museum in Faisalabad, Pakistan ( the old and original name for the city of Faisalabad is Lyallpur). It has 10 galleries which show the ancient and modern history and culture of Lyallpur/Faisalabad. It was established in 2011 by the Chief  Minister Punjab, Mian Shahbaz Sharif, following a proposal from Dr M Aamer Sarfraz (consultant and DME). The foundation committee consisted of Dr Aamer Sarfraz (chairman), Dr Touqeer Shah (Secretary to CM), Haseeb Athar (Secretary Education) and Saeed Wahlah (DCO) It has a Board of Governors now headed by the Commissioner, Faisalabad Division.

Galleries

  • Orientation Gallery
  • Sandal Bar Gallery
  • Regional Heritage Archaeological Gallery
  • Muslim to Sikh Period Gallery
  • Chenab Colony Gallery
  • Lyallpur Gallery
  • Thought and act Gallery
  • Social Beauty Gallery
  • Textile Gallery
  • Pakistan Movement Gallery

Location

Lyallpur Museum is located on University Road in front of Faisalabad District Council and close to District courts. Car access is from either Katchehry Bazaar or University of Agriculture Faisalabad Main Campus. Public transport system also provide access to Lyallpur Museum.
People can also enjoy a virtual visit of Lyallpur Museum.

The Lahore Museum, was originally established in 1865-66 on the site of the hall or building of the 1864 Punjab Exhibition and later shifted to its present site located on The Mall, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan in 1894. The current building of Lahore Museum was designed by the well-known architect Sir Ganga Ram. The Museum is the biggest museum of the country. A number of rooms have been under repair for a long time and others still show a rather old-fashioned and often rudimental display of objects, with Urdu captions only.

Collections

The Museum contains some fine specimens of Mughal and Sikh door-ways and wood-work and has a large collection of paintings dating back to the MughalSikh  and British  periods. It includes a collection of musical instruments, ancient jewellery, textiles, pottery, and armory. There are important relics from the Indus Valley  civilisation, Gandhara  and Graeco-Bactrianperiods as well as some Tibetan  and Nepalese  work on display. The museum has a number of Greco-Buddhist  sculptures,Mughal  and Pahari paintings  on display.The Fasting Buddha from the Gandhara  period is one of the most famous objects of the museum. The ceiling of the entrance hall features a large mural by renowned Pakistani artist Sadequain.

 

The Museum displays archaeological materials from pre-historic times to the Hindu Shahi period. It has one of the largest collections of archaeology, history, arts, fine arts, applied arts, ethnology, and craft objects in Pakistan. It also has an extensive collection of Hellenistic and Mughal coins. A photo gallery is dedicated to the emerging of Pakistan  as a state.

 

Lahore Museum observes working hours as follows:

Winter:          (October 16 to April 15) 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Summer:       (April 16 to October 15) 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Adults:         Rs.20/-

Children:      Rs.5/-

Students:     Rs.5/-

Foreigners:   Rs.400/-

Camera Charges:  Rs.25/-

Note:

Weekly Holiday of the Museum is Friday, whereas it remains closed on First Monday of each month for general public for maintenance. It also closes on actual days of Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Azha, Eid-i-Milad-un-Nabi and 9th & 10th of Muharram.

The Phicture Gallery

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Kundol Lake also known as Kundol Dand, is a lake in Swat Valley, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, which is located in the north of Utror valley at a distance of 19 km away from kalam. Similarly, there is a well-known story about the lake which is that every night in a month, a golden bowl appears in the center of the lake and glistens like moon but no one has ever touched that bowl due to magical powers inside it.

Location & Trail to the lake

Kundol Lake lies in the lap of Hindu kush mountains at an elevation of (9,950 ft), in the north of Utror, encompassed by snow clad mountains and towering trees. Similarly, the trail to the lake from Ladu is easy to follow as a large stream flows down from the lake, which merges with River Swat in Kalam valley. It leads beside the stream and takes you to the lake. On the way, lush green forests, picturesque spots and gushing waterfalls welcome one's to the region. The mountains around the lake are covered by thick blanket of vegetation that enhances the beauty of the lake very much. The margins of kundol lake serve as the camping site during the summer season for the trekkers.
Kundol lake is fed by melting glaciers and springs of the Mount Hindu kush. It gives rise to utror Khwar, the major right tributary of the Swat River.

Access

Kundol Lake is accessible only during the summer; during the winter, the roads are closed due to heavy snowfall. It can be accessed by unmetalled road from Kalam up to Utror in a four-wheel automotive where a link road ends in a green valley called Ladu in the foothills of the mountain. Earlier, jeeps used to go till a higher village called Ladu but now bridge and jeep track is destroyed due to floods and rains so total trek time has increased from 3-4 hrs to 6-8 hrs till the lake. There are also small refreshment huts in Ladu valley where one can take tea and get something for eating. From Ladu it takes almost four to six hours to reach the lake. The mountains around this small valley are covered with tall cedar and pine trees.

The Photo Gallery

Mahodand Lake "Lake of Fishes") is a lake located in the upper Usho Valley at a distance of about 40 km from Kalam, Swat District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan Administered Kashmir. The lake is accessible by a four-wheel drive vehicle, and is often utilized for fishing and boating.

Geography

The Mahodand Lake lies at the foothills of Hindu kush mountains at an elevation of (9,603 ft), surrounded by the meadows, mountains and dense forests. Similarly, the banks of Mahodand Lake are covered by pines and pastures that serve as a camping site during the summer.

The Mahodand Lake is fed by melting glaciers and springs of the Hindu Kush mountain and gives rise to Ushu Khwar, the major left tributary of the Swat River.

Flora and fauna

During the winter, the Mahodand lake freezes and is covered by heavy snow. In the summers, the basin of the lake is surrounded by a sheet of alpine flowers like geum, blue poppy, potentilla and gentian. Apart from it, the lake is encircled by diverse pinus species which serves as abode for wild birds. Similarly, the lake contains abounding trout fishes, which furnish ideal opportunity for angling, but catching is allowed only to the licensed anglers.

Fishing and camping

Visitors fish and camp at the lake. The waters of Mahodand Lake are divided into a series of small and large streams, which once swarmed with brown and rainbow trout introduced by the former ruler of Swat State. Over-fishing by the locals for daily income, along with the illegal use of fishing methods like electrocution, dynamiting, and large nets, have significantly reduced the fish population.

The Photo Gallery

Daral lake is situated to the northeast of Sidgai Lake and can be accessed through Saidgai after two three hours of rigorous trekking. The trail to Daral is full of fun and amusement because it runs over sky touching heights of the mountains, providing spectacular sights

Following his defeat of the Mughal emperor Humayun in 1541, Sher Shah Suri built a strong fortified complex at Rohtas, a strategic site in the north of what is now Pakistan. It was never taken by storm and has survived intact to the present day.

The Noor Mahal is a palace in Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan. It was built in 1872 like an Italian chateau on neoclassical lines, at a time when modernism had set in. It belonged to the Nawab of Bahawalpur princely state, during British Raj. There are various stories regarding

The only Palace which is far more superior to all others in terms of elegance and glory is named Sadiq Garh Palace. This Palace was established in 1882 by His Highness Nawab Sadiq Muhammad Khan (IV). This Palace was constructed under the supervision of expert engineers

Margalla Hills National Park (MHNP) is a national park located on the north of the Islamabad City, within the Islamabad Capital Territory in Pakistan. The park includes the Margalla Hills which form's the foothills of the Himalayas, along with Shakarparian Park and Rawal Lake. Established in 1980, MHNP covers approximately 17,386 hectares (67.13 sq mi), Tilla Charouni with a height of 1,604m is tallest peak in the park.MHNP is a popular tourist destination, with Daman-e-Koh and Pir Sohawa serve as popular hill stations, while Shakarparian Cultutal Complex and Lake View Park are popular picnic spots.

Within the city of Multan, Pakistan there is a shrine of Hazrat Muhammad Shah Yusaf Gardezi, commonly known as Shah Gardez, just inside the Bohar Gate. It is a rectangular domeless building decorated with glazed tiles, a work of considerable beauty.

The mausoleum of Shah Rukn-e-Alam is also situated on the fort mound. The Shaikh was the son of Pir Sadar-Al-Din Arif born at Multan on the 9th of Friday Ramazan 649/26 November 1251. He was the grandson and successor of Shaikh Baha-Al-Din Zakariya.

Baha-ud-din Zakariya (1170-1267), also spelled as Bahauddin Zakariya, and also known as Baha-ul-Haq and Hazrat Bahauddin Zakariya Multani (Rahmatullah Alaih), was a Sufi of Suhrawardiyya order (tariqa). His full name was Abu Muhammad Bahauddin Zakariya.

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