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  • Chitta Khatta Lake, Pakistan.  One of the most wonderful treks where you start from Kaghan and end up in Neelam. Like any other population of the subcontinent it has the most heterogeneous population with variety of rituals, customs and traditions. The whole valley is full of beautiful and fascinating scenes! Picture Credit: Unknown.
  • "Astola Island" [near Pasni Baluchistan 40 km from shore]. Astola is Pakistan's largest offshore island and the only significant offshore island in the northern Arabian Sea. Latitude 25° 7'21.51"N and Longitude 63°50'51.53"E Wikipedia:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wi​ki/Astola_Island Source:  http://flickr.com/photos/w​etlandsofpakistan/23952586​00/ Author: wetlandsofpakistan
  • Saindak & Reko Diq: The Land of Gold & Copper. This is Saindak Dam in the middle of Barren desert of Saindak-Reko diq, Baluchistan. [Located 50 km away from Iran Border near Taaftan] Source:  http://www.panoramio.com/p​hoto/25943100 Author: Faridoon Jamaldini
  • "Arror Rock"  [near Rohri in Sindh] The shape of rock was caused by unknown natural forces. There is also a Shrine on the top. In France, there is a famous similar shaped rock on sea shore caused by huge water waves but in the middle of barren Arror - such a shape is an Amazing Wonder. Near this wonder, there are ruins of Bin Qasim Masjid [First ever Masjid built in Subcontinent; during reign of Muhammad Bin Qasim] Picture Credit: Unknown.
  • This is an amazing view of a tunnel and bridge over a river on the railway track from "Rohri to Quetta". This track passes through 20 tunnels and over 368 bridges. It's the longest Railway gradient of world, and most scenic Railway ride of Asia. This track also extends from Quetta to Turkey through Iran! Picture Credit: Unknown.
  • Headmarala , Sialkot Mountains of Jammu & Kashmir in the background. Source:  http://www.facebook.com/ph​otographybysmbukhari Photographed by: Syed Mehdi Bukhari
  • Attabad Lake also known as Hunza Lake is a lake in the Hunza Valley of northern Pakistan. The beautiful lake was formed due to a massive landslide at Attabad village in Gilgit-Baltistan, 9 miles (14 km) upstream (east) of Karimabad that occurred on January 4, 2010. Wikipedia:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wi​ki/Attabad_Lake Picture Credit: Unknown
  • Is this Great Wall of China? No. It's Wall of Sindh in Ranikot [3 hrs drive from Karachi]. It's the part of one of the Largest Fort in World, Fort of Ranikot. Wikipedia:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wi​ki/Ranikot_Fort Picture Credit: Unknown.
  • Desert ending on shore in Baluchistan, Pakistan. This beach and desert is adjacent to Hingol National Park. Wikipedia:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wi​ki/Kund_Malir Picture Credit: Shah Murad Aliani
  • Kalam Valley. It is a valley along the upper reaches of the Swat River in Swat, Pakistan. Kalam Valley is known for its waterfalls, lakes and lush green hills, and is a 270 km drive from Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan.  In Kalam the Ushu and Utrot rivers join to form the Swat River. Here, the metalled road ends and shingle road leads to the Ushu and Utrot valleys. Picture Credit: Unknown.
  • Kachura Lake. The Kachura Lakes are two lakes in the Skardu District of Gilgit-Baltistan, Northern Pakistan. The lakes, at 2,500 metres (8,200 ft) in elevation, are Upper Kachura Lake and Lower Kachura Lake. Wikipedia:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wi​ki/Kachura_Lake Source:  http://www.flickr.com/phot​os/atifsaeed/5203281541 Picture Credit: Atif Saeed
  • Mai Pir. Ancient City of 'Shehre-e-Roghan' near Lasbela, Pakistan. This cave city is larger than any other in world. There are thousands of cave houses in rocks extends to 2 - 3 km. In Turkey and other European countries, these cave cities are million dollar tourists attraction. Locals say, this was constructed by Prince Saif-al-Maluk. Sad part, hardly only a Few Pakistanis know about this ancient wonder! Photographed by: Shah Murad Aliani
  • Old Ruins, Basharat, Pakistan.  These mysterious old ruins [puraney mandir] are located near Pind Dadan Khan, Chakwal. The locals have many interesting stories to share.  And yes, you are advised to see this place in the day light only.  Photographed by: Farhan Nawaz
  • Gadani Beach, Pakistan.  This beach is on the Arabian Sea located near the Hub River and Cape Monze in Gadani, Lasbela District, Balochistan, Pakistan. Gadani Beach is the location of Gadani ship-breaking yard, which is one of the world's largest ship-breaking yards. Picture Credit: Unknown.
  • Silk route, on the way to Gilgit, Pakistan. For centuries, Gilgit has been the stopping point on the Silk Route as caravans journeyed south from Kashgar. Chinese monks returning from pilgrimages in India in the 5th century found Buddhism widely practiced in Gilgit. Hinduism came to the area around the 10th century, followed by Islam two hundred years ago.  Picture Credit: Unknown.
  • The Hindu Kush - Pakistan.  It is an 800 km (500 mile) mountain range that stretches between central Afghanistan and northern Pakistan. The highest point in the Hindu Kush is Tirich Mir (7,708 m or 25,289 ft) in the Chitral region of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. It is also calculated to be the geographic center of population of the world.  Picture Credit: Unknown.
  • Kaghan Valley, Pakistan.  The region is Alpine in geography and climate, with forests and meadows dominating the landscape below peaks that reach over 17,000 feet. Picture Credit: Unknown.
  • Glacial Pool, Pakistan.  The Baltoro and other glaciers of the Karakoram, Pakistan are the largest and longest in the world outside the polar region. From it's spectacular birthplace in Concordia, at the base of K-2 and the gasherbrum range, the Baltoro Glacier flows for more than 59 kilometers, a rippling, pitted, pockmarked river of ice, where great glaciers slide and slither together before separating to go their different ways.  Picture Credit: Unknown.
  • Lansdowne Bridge of Rohri, Pakistan. A marvel of nineteenth century engineering, the 'longest "rigid" girder bridge in the world' at that time, was begun in 1887. Designed by Sir Alexander Meadows Rendel, the girder work weighing a massive 3,300 tons was erected by F.E. Robertson, and Hecquet.  It is one of it's own kind and gives a glimpse of Sydney Harbor bridge. Wikipedia:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wi​ki/Lansdowne_Bridge_Rohri Source:  http://www.flickr.com/phot​os/tarinspotter/5202401662​/ Author: Agha Waseem Ahmed
  • Payee Shogran, Pakistan.  Payee Shogran village is situated on a green plateau in northern Pakistan at a height of 2,362 meters above sea level.  It is only 10 km from village Kiwai or 34 km from Balakot. The road from Islamabad to Kiwai is metalled and measures 212 km.  Photographed by: Faisal Rafiq
  • Thandiani, Pakistan.  It's literal meaning is 'Very Cold'. Thandiani is located in the south of Abbottabad and is about 31 kilometres from Abbottabad city at the foothills of the Himalayas. The mountains around it are thickly forested. Local wildlife include leopards, monkeys, pheasants and the flying squirrel, to name a few. Picture Credit: Unknown.
  • Astore, Pakistan.  The entrance of the valley is located about 60 km southeast of Gilgit with four side-valleys.  The majority of people practice subsistence agriculture and livestock is the main source of livelihood complemented by seasonal work in down districts of the country. Due to its diverse landscape and climatic conditions the valley provides excellent habitat for a variety of commercially important medicinal plants. Picture Credit: Unknown.
  • K2, Pakistan.  It stands over 3,000 metres [9,800 ft] above much of the glacial valley bottoms at its base. More extraordinary is the fact that it is a consistently steep pyramid, dropping quickly in almost all directions.  The north side is the steepest: there it rises over 3,200 metres [10,500 ft] above the K2 [Qogir]. Glacier in only 3,000 metres [9,800 ft] of horizontal distance. In most directions, it achieves over 2,800 metres [9,200 ft] of vertical relief in less than 4,000 metres [13,000 ft]. Skiing on K2 - the ultimate adventure!  Picture Credit: Unknown
  • Kandol Lake, Pakistan.  2 hours drive and then 3 hours hiking on the exciting and dangerous riverside takes you to this destination from Kalaam city. You will witness such scenery in the world which you will not find anywhere in the world! Photographed by: Syed Muhammad Ahsan
  • Katas Raj Temple. Located 40 km from Chakwaal in salt range of Pakistan. This is one of many forts, temples, and places of historical and archeological interest in the Salt Range, Punjab province of Pakistan, as this was part of the Hindu Kingdom of Kashmir in 10 AD. It is a picturesque sight. It's been nominated for UNESCO world heritage site. Very popular among tourists. Wikipedia:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wi​ki/Katasraj_temple Photographed by: Abdul Wahid
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