Pictures of Some Historical Places and Heritage Sites in Pakistan

Pakistan is a country which is absolutely a gem for the tourists. The main reason is that it has got flavor for all types of tourists and beautiful locations, mountains, landscapes, large cities and the historic places can be witnessed here. The historical places in Pakistan dominate the entire arena because of its rich history and one of the oldest civilizations of this world had lived where Pakistan stands today.

  • Chaukhandi Tombs

    These tombs represent the structure of early Islamic cemeteries. It is located at 29 km (18 mi) east of Karachi, nearby the N-5 National Highway (Landhi Town, Pakistan). The Chaukhandi tombs are famous for having elaborate sandstone carvings.

  • Bhanbhor

    The archaeological site of Banbhore dates back to 1st century BC. It is also located in Sindh, Pakistan.

  • Buddhist Ruins of Takht-i-Bahi

    Takht-i-Bahi, meaning spring throne, is a Buddhist monastic complex dating to the 1st century BC located on top of a 152 m high hill.

  • Rehman Dheri

    Rehman Dheri is a pre-Harappan Archaeological site located near Dera Ismail Khan in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Rehman Dheri is said to be one of the oldest urbanized centers found to date in the whole South Asian region.

  • Mehrgarh

    Mehrgarh is sometimes cited as the earliest known farming settlement in South Asia, based on archaeological excavations from 1974 (Jarrige et al). The earliest evidence of settlement dates from 7000 BCE. It is also cited for the earliest evidence of pottery in South Asia.

  • Mehrgarh

    Mehrgarh Period I 7000 – 5500 BCE, was Neolithic and aceramic (i.e., without the use of pottery). The earliest farming in the area was developed by semi-nomadic people using plants such as wheat and barley and animals such as sheep, goats and cattle. The settlement was established with simple mud buildings with four internal subdivisions.

  • Katas Raj Temple

    Katas raj Mandir or Katas raj Temple is located in Katas village near Choa Saidanshah. It is basically a Hindu temple complex. Unfortunately, no proper efforts are being made to maintain the temple. The pond at the temple is drying up because of heavy use of ground water for industrial purposes.

  • Hiran Minar, Sheikhupura

    Located in Sheikhupura, Punjab, the Hiran Minar was constructed by Emperor Jahangir as a monument to one of his pet deer, Mansraj.

  • Ranikot Fort, Dadu

    Ranikot Fort is a historical fort situated near Sann, Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan. It is also known as ‘The Great Wall of Sindh’. It is also believed to be the largest fort in the world with a circumference of about 26 kilometers (16m).

  • Baltit Fort

    Balti Fort, also known as Baltit Fort is an ancient fort located in the Hunza valley, Gilgit Baltistan region. It was founded in the 1st CE and since year 2004 it has been on the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage.

  • Mansehra Rock Edicts

    Mansehra Rock Edicts are fourteen edicts of the Mauryan emperor Ashoka, inscribed on rocks in Mansehra in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The edicts are cut into three boulders and date back to 3rd century BC and they are written in the ancient Indic script of Gandhara culture, Kharosthi .

  • Rohtas Fort

    Rohtas Fort, Jhelum is an excellent example of Muslim military architecture of the mid 16th century A.D. Built by Sher Shah Suri, its aim was to prevent the Mughal emperor Humayun from returning to India after being defeated by the enemies. The massive walls and bastions of the fort run for more than four kilometers. They are indeed a masterpiece of civil engineering.

  • Archaeological Site of Ranigat

    Located in the Buner district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Ranigat is situated on the top of a ridge. The remains of the largest Buddhist monastic complex in the region reside there. It is a 2500 year old Buddhist archaeological site belonging to the Gandhara civilization.