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Travel To Islamabad

  1. 1. The Beautiful Place2/27/2013 mianusman67@yahoo.com/usman 1
  2. 2. Capital of Islamic Republic OfPakistan  Islam Abad (Meaning: Abode of Islam)  It’s population 1.7 Million in 2009  It is one of greenest and most well-planned cities of south Asia  Islamabad was ranked as a Gamma world city (GWC) in 2008  It have Largest mosque in south Asia and sixth largest mosque in the world  Islamabad is home of the top ranked university in Pakistan2/27/2013 mianusman67@yahoo.com/usman 2
  3. 3. Charismatic Locations  Faisal Mosque  Daman-e-koh  Pir-sohawa  Lake view Park  Monument  Lok Virsa Museum  Said pur village2/27/2013 mianusman67@yahoo.com/usman 3
  4. 4. Faisal Mosque  Faisal Mosque built in 1966.  The famous Turkish Architect Vedat Dalokay designed it.  It’s construction cost of over 130 million Saudi riyals.  It has a covered area of and has a capacity to accommodate approximately 300,000 worshippers (100,000 in its main prayer hall, courtyard and porticoes and another 200,000.  The small mausoleum of General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, whose 1988 funeral at the site was the largest in the history of Pakistan, is located in the grounds of the Mosque.2/27/2013 mianusman67@yahoo.com/usman 4
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  6. 6. Daman-e-koh  Its a spot in the hills around Islamabad.  The whole city can be viewed from here. Even Rawal Dam Lake can be viewed from here.  Its name is a conjunction of two words in Urdu: Daman, which means center and Koh, which means hill.  It has two picnic spots, known as the “north” and “south” viewpoints, with parking available at both spots.  There is a plan to construct a chairlift from Daman-e-Koh to Pir Sohawa which is due to start in the near future.2/27/2013 mianusman67@yahoo.com/usman 6
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  8. 8. Pir-Sohawa  Pir Sohawa is a popular place close to Islamabad with a breathtaking view of the city.  It’s a fantastic place for a leisure walk down pleasant jungle paths. Enjoy a picnic in a wild jungle setting while watching wildlife and listening to a mala of bird calls.  In the deep valleys of Pir Sohawa are picturesque thatched mud houses and along the road are a couple of restaurants selling pakoras a favorite snack in the area.  After monsoon rains the jungles in the hills of Pir Sohawa turn green.2/27/2013 mianusman67@yahoo.com/usman 8
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  10. 10. Lake view Park  Rawal Lake in Pakistan is an artificial reservoir that provides the water needs for the cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.  This artificial lake covers an area of 8.8 km². Rawal Lake is located within an isolated section of the Margalla Hills National Park.  The area around the lake has been planted with flowering trees and laid out with gardens, picnic spots, and secluded paths.  The terraced garden and the lake are used for picnics, fishing and boating. The highest point in the garden offers a panoramic view of the lake, Margalla and Murree hills, Rawalpindi and Islamabad.2/27/2013 mianusman67@yahoo.com/usman 10
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  12. 12. Monument  National Monument or Pakistan Monument is built on the West View Point of Shakar Parrian Hills.  It is designed by an eminent architect Mr. Arif Masoud, and was completed in March 2007.  The Monument has been designed to reflect the culture and civilization of the country and also depicts the story of Pakistan Movement and it is dedicated to the people of Pakistan who sacrificed their today for a better tomorrow. It gives a beautiful view of the city at night.2/27/2013 mianusman67@yahoo.com/usman 12
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  14. 14. Lok virsa Museum  The Lok Virsa (National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage) works towards preserving the living folk and traditional culture of Pakistan.  Its Folk Heritage Museum, located near Shakarparian Hills, has a large display of embroidered costumes. Jewellery, woodwork, metalwork, block printing, ivory and bone work.  Traditional architecture facades exhibiting such skills as fresco, mirror work, marble inlay, tile mosaic and stucco tracery are also displayed. Lok Virsa.2/27/2013 mianusman67@yahoo.com/usman 14
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  16. 16. Said pur village  Saidpur village is developed by CDA for Preserving the heritage. Its in the lap of Margallah Hills at a walking distance from Marghazar Zoo.  One such village is Saidpur, situated just off the Margalla Road, hardly a 5 five minutes drive from the upscale neighborhoods of Islamabad.  Saidpur is named after Said Khan, the son of Sultan Sarang Khan, the Gakhar chief of the Potohar region during Emperor Babur’s time. Emperor Jahangir’s memoir, Tuzke Jahangiri, mentions Jahangir halting at a place “beyond Rawalpindi”, on his way to Kabul. From his description it seems the place was Saidpur.2/27/2013 mianusman67@yahoo.com/usman 16
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