20 Photos you won’t believe are from Pakistan
My parents were both born and spent the first 20 years of their lives in Pakistan and it has always been a country which has always hit a cord with my heart strings. I still have lots of family in the country and after visiting several times as a young child I have some fantastic memories of my time there. However, Pakistan is often overlooked by Western tourists and I think it is such a shame as the country has so much to offer from some of the worlds best mountain ranges, gorgeous scenery and lakes, stunning beaches and amazing wildlife. I have put together 20 photos you won’t believe are from Pakistan and why you should add Pakistan to your travel bucket lists.
The Himalayas need little introduction and the north of Pakistan is home to the stunning K2 and mountain ranges which will leave adventurers truly breathless. A visit to this area of the himalayas is truly off the beaten path when compared to the much more visited mountains of India and Nepal. The mountain ranges of Pakistan are still very much untouched and offer something unique for your travels.
When people think of Pakistan they are often unaware that the coast in Southern Pakistan is home to some truly beautiful beaches and coastlines which people would associate more with the Spain or Greece. The beaches are clean, quiet and a great way to unwind after the adventuring of the north!
Beautiful scenery and Lakes
The whole of Pakistan is a treasure trove of beautiful scenery, lakes and backdrops which is more akin to a storybook then real life. As I have been researching into the posts, the amount of amazing shots of the country was astounding. The images associated with Pakistan are often of crime, third world country with lots of poverty. However, the following shows you how much more there is to Pakistan then originally meets the eye.
The wildlife in Pakistan is very much reflective of the country, with array of wildlife which changes with the varying terrain and landscape of the country. The Gazelles of Pakistan are some of the most beautiful.
History and culture
Like many of the countries in the area Pakistan is fusion of various cultures and traditions and is a real showcase of the amazing history from the country. The country has hundred of stunning mosques, ornate forts and relics from hundreds of years and times gobe by. Whilst the Taj Mahal in India is always the highlight for most travellers, Pakistan has more then its fair share of buildings to wow those who venture to the country.
I love that Pakistan has so many beautiful and striking natural beauty from the sloping mountains found outside many of the cities, to beautiful, turquoise lakes and my favourite fact that I learnt was that Pakistan is home to the largest mud volcano in the world.
This is a personal addition because if you have little adventurers in tow, the range of transport will be what they truly delight in and Pakistan has some weird and wonderful modes of transport. My personal favourite was the tanga (horse carriage) which may be less common now but are still beautiful when you do get a chance to experience it
I hope the above has shown you a different image of Pakistan and helped removed the negative aspects which are only images portrayed by the media. Pakistan is a truly amazing country and I think travelling to the country would be truly off the beaten path. With South East Asia growing year on year this country is still somewhat undiscovered but would be an amazing country