While Pakistan has a long history and several ancient historical sites, however, Pakistan also has some new historical places that have emerged in recent years. In this list, we will show you the top 5 national monuments of Pakistan.
The Lahore Museum, also known as the Lahore Wonder House, is one of Pakistan’s oldest and largest museums. The museum was established in 1894 and has an extensive collection of more than 20,000 items, including artefacts from the Mughal Empire, Sikh Empire, and British Empire.
After the partition of Punjab in 1948, the museum’s collection was split between Pakistan and India, with 60% of its remaining in Pakistan. Like other things, the museum has a library with over 100,000 books and manuscripts, including rare copies of the Quran and other significant Islamic writings. Due to its unique artefacts, the Lahore Museum is a very famous tourist attraction.
Minar e Pakistan is also known as the “Tower of Pakistan” or “Pakistani Liberty Tower,”. The tower was constructed in Lahore Minto Park between 1960 and 1968. Minar e Pakistan was designed by Nasreddin Murat-Khan. Minar e Pakistan is the most popular tourist attraction of Lahore.
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Faisal Mosque also known as the national mosque of Pakistan is situated in Islamabad. Construction of the mosque began in 1976, and it was completed in 1986. Construction of the mosque cost about $45 million, of which $28 million was funded by King Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
The mosque is named after King Faisal, who funded its construction and supported the project. The mosque was designed by Turkish architect Vedat Dalokay. The mosque’s large prayer hall, four minarets, and distinctive sloping roof are some key features of the mosque. In terms of capacity, the Faisal Mosque is the 5th largest mosque in the world.
The Quaid-e-Azam Residency, often referred to as Jinnah’s Residency is a historic building located in Ziarat. In 1892, the residency was constructed as a sanatorium, and then it was used as a summer residency by the agent for the Governor General. After Pakistan gained its independence, Quaid-e-Azam used the residency as his summer home.
Why Ziarat Residency is very popular in Pakistan?
Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah spent his last days in the residency between May 1948 and August 1948. As a result, the residency is conserved as a national monument the residency is now a popular tourist destination in Ziarat.
On June 15, 2013, terrorists attacked the Jinnah residency and almost destroyed the historic heritage site. Thankfully, the restoration work was finished on August 14, 2014, and it was restored to its original condition.
Pakistan Monument Museum
The Pakistan Monument Museum is one of the most famous national monuments in Pakistan and it is located in Islamabad. The museum was built in honour of the Pakistanis who sacrificed their lives for a better tomorrow. Its iconic design makes it one of the most popular tourist attractions.
The museum is divided into two sections. In the first section of the museum, you can see displays of artefacts, documents, and photographs related to Pakistan’s struggle for independence from the British Raj. In the second section, exhibits showcase Pakistan’s diverse regional cultures, art, music, and crafts. The flower-like structure is made of granite and situated on an elevated platform. It consists of four large petals that represent the four provinces of Pakistan: Punjab, Sindh, KPK, and Balochistan.
We have concluded our list of monuments of Pakistan. what do you think about these national sites and which ones do you want to visit tell us in the comment section.