Pakistan is a country with an abundance of both historical and natural riches, and is also home to a wealth of attractions. When you travel to Pakistan with Qatar Airways you’ll encounter majestic mountains and some of the most exotic cities in the region, as well as a warm and welcoming people.
Explorers and tourists have been visiting Pakistan for centuries to travel on the striking Karakorum highway, an incredible feat of high-altitude engineering that stretches between Kashgar in China and the famous Northwest Frontier. There are also the crowded cities in the south of the country, home to much of its modern industry, while the provinces in the north contain most of the country’s historic remains.
For urban attractions, visit Lahore, with its grand architecture and plentiful shopping opportunities. Lahore Fort is a Mughul masterpiece and the city’s Badshahi Mosque is one of the biggest in the world. If it’s premium quality shopping you’re looking for then Lahore is definitely the place to come, as New Lahore is filled with traditional markets as well as modern shopping malls. The Liberty Market is especially popular with tourists because of its hand-crafted goods and great range of hand-woven textiles. It also gives you some insight into the older traditions of this fast-developing country.
Other famous attractions include Hingol National Park, the biggest in Pakistan, and the highest mud volcano on earth. If you’re based nearer to Islamabad you can enjoy a day out in the Pir Sohawa, an up-and-coming tourist resort that’s popular with international visitors as well as residents of the city. The country also features a range of unique wildlife, including Afghan Urial and Sindh Ibex.