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    LAHORE ZOO

    by Bokhari76 Updated Apr 17, 2012

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    Lahore Zoo is very organized, green and beautiful zoo. It is one of the oldest Zoos in the world. It was established in 1872. When I compare it from Karahi zoo, it is more well kept and different.

    One must visit there. It is not less than a jungle safari. Animals are well kept there.

    Timings: It remains Open daily from 9 am till sunset.

    Elephant in Lahore Zoo LAHORE ZOO Lahore Zoo Lahore Zoo Dancing Peacock in Lahore Zoo
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    Things to do in Lahore

    by imranthetrekker Written Feb 21, 2012

    Bonjour from Hindu Kush,

    Don't miss the famous food street in Lahore,located at old city,Gawal Mandi,with great ambiance ..

    Fort, Mosque and Shalimar gardens are must-seeing places.

    The flag ceremony at Wahgah border shouldn't be missed.

    Bon voyage au Pakistan ..

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    Data Darbar

    by marvelous_girl Updated Jun 22, 2011

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    Shrine of famous saint Data Ganj Baksh.
    Wile moving in thins area ur dress should be cultura.It is better if u are in form of group and also your should take care of ur belongings and cash alot.Inside Data Darbar u r not allowed to go with ur shoes on u have to remove them and their are some people sitting in the entrance of The darbar who keep ur shoes safe while u visit the shrine.At the end u have to give some 20 rs to them or as many u want.

    Data Darbar Data Darbar Road near data darbar A shop with plastic and clay made kitchen utensils
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    Hiran Minar,Anarkali's Tomb,Tomb of Jahangir

    by vinceesmani Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Lahore:
    Hiran Minar: It was constructed by Emperor Jehangir as a monument to Mansraj, one of his pet deers.The structure consists of a large, almost-square water tank with an octagonal pavilion in its center, built during the reign of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan; a causeway with its own gateway connects the pavilion with the mainland and a 100-foot (30 m)-high minar, or minaret.At the center of each side of the tank, a brick ramp slopes down to the water, providing access for royal animals and wild game. The minar itself was built by Emperor Jahangir in 1606 to honor the memory of a pet hunting antelope named Mansraj.

    Anarkali's Tomb: The complex consists of several buildings, of which the tomb is housed in the archives building. The archives building also has a small museum where they display some of their more interesting documents, largely from the 1857 revolt.The tomb itself is modest and somewhat beat-up. It is in a corner of the archives building, almost easy to miss.The interesting thing here is not the tomb itself, but the history of Anarkali-- it is advisable to have read or heard a bit of this myth/history before visiting the tomb. The small museum is also worth your time.

    Tomb of Jahangir: Tomb of Jahangir, is the mausoleum built for the Mughal Emperor Jahangir who ruled from 1605 to 1627. His son Shah Jahan built the mausoleum 10 years after his father's death. It is sited in an attractive walled garden. It has four 30 meter high minarets. The interior is embellished with frescoes and pietra dura inlay and coloured marble. The mausoleum features prominently on the Pakistan Rupees 1,000 denomination bank note.

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    Qawalli

    by illumina Updated Nov 20, 2010

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    Whatever you do, don't miss one of the Qawalli evenings, which Malik at the Regal Internet Inn can help arrange whether you stay at his hostel or not. It's normally on a Thursday evening, but we arrived on a Saturday, just in time for a Qawalli festival being held that evening. We left the hostel at about 8pm, but unbeknownst to us the festival wasn't due to start til about 10pm or so, so our guide decided to fill in the time by taking us to a society wedding (that of the daughter of a minister of Benazhir Bhutto's party no less!), followed by our guide's uncle's house, where my partner was hidden away behind a curtain in the front room with the men, while I as a female got to meet all his female cousins, aunts and grandmother - and was given a set of bangles too! We then had a soft drink in a pool hall (all male, of course), finally having dinner at the festival organiser's house, where his children crowded into the room to talk to us.

    There were some technical issues, but the qawwali finally started not long before midnight. As the only woman in the crowd in front of the stage (all the other women were behind a curtain, watching it relayed onto a TV screen), I imagined I might be slightly frowned upon, but actually I was welcomed, and room was made for us right next to the stage. My partner was embraced even more heartily - our neighbours insisted on him joining in the dancing and he was almost forcibly dragged up at one point! The impressive main singer was backed by two harmonium players, and several percussionists, some of whom also added vocals to the mix. There were a number of additional helpers who exchanged bank notes for large numbers of smaller denomination ones - these were then showered over the performers and the front of the audience, and then gathered up to be reused! Rose petals were likewise thrown everywhere. As I mentioned, lots of the audience we dancing, and by the time we left, a number of men were in the throws of a trance state - some were even convulsing on the ground, in what I assumed to be religious ecstacy.

    It was an amazing experience - we got back to the hotel sometime after 3am (and we'd left well before the end), totally bemused by our first night in Pakistan, but thoroughly looking forward to the rest of our stay.

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    Naulakha Pavilion

    by marvelous_girl Updated Jul 24, 2010

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    It is a beautiful monument located in Lahore fort.it has 9 openings Naulakha means 9 lakh ruppies.At that time when it was built 9 lakh reppies were spend in its construction.it has beautifull fresco work on it.

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    Liberty Market

    by marvelous_girl Updated Jul 4, 2010

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    Well it is a best place for Shopping and a dream place for ladies.you can simply buy all kind of stuff in all kind of price.one thing you should know is bargaining and to decreace the price z not what the barganing is all about but actually to get to the reasonable price.this place is always crowded with the people especially at night and you can also have a good flavour of the culture of Lahore and you can always find tourist in this market.

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    Fresco work of lahore fort

    by marvelous_girl Updated Jul 4, 2010

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    Lahore fort was built during the reign of Mughal emperor Akbar Some of the famous sites inside the fort include: Sheesh Mahal, Alamgiri Gate, Naulakha pavilion, and Moti Masjid. In 1981, the fort was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with the Shalimar Gardens (Lahore).The fresco work of lahore fort it really unique and beautiful.it is mugal fresco work.

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    Annak Kalli Bazar

    by marvelous_girl Written Feb 14, 2010

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    You can buy beautiful jewllery here and you can also bargain.It is better to bargin coz normaly people bargain here alot so now shop keepers trhey tell the price which is more so that even after bargaining they get some good profit.also they know who r not very much familliar with the bazzar so you need to be careful before fixing price of a thing.

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    Bangles

    by marvelous_girl Written Feb 14, 2010

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    The beautiful glass bsangles are part of the culture and women love to wear them espacially on special occasions.in the 2nd picture you will find some wooden standa hanging these are stands for bangles.

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    Lahore Hangout

    by shadepictures Written Sep 10, 2009

    Lahore is really a great place to travel, I have been living here almost 6 months (moved from NY) and I am loven it. Let me know when are you planning to come to Lahore? weather will be nice from OCT, you can hang out in Iner-ares of Lahore, streets and people are amazing to see, food is great (you will gain weight here) Also Lahore is very open compare to other places in Pakistan. People are happy and love to talk. There is also a tourist bus going around Lahore. Also nice places to take photos and make a video.
    I hope you will have fun, if you need further information email me shadepictures@gmail.com

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    Lahore, things to do

    by imranthetrekker Written Mar 10, 2009

    Bonjour et bien venu au Pakistan.

    Lahore, the culture capital of Pakistan, the city of architecture, Pakistani cuisine and the city of vivacity.

    Things to do.

    Do visit Badshahi mosque, Lahore fort, Shalimar Gardens , the food street of Gawalmandi, food at Lakshmi chowk.

    Things are fine in Lahore and it is safe.

    Better to wear the local dress, Shalwar, Kamees and shawl.

    Places to stay

    Pearl Continental

    Mall Road, a luxurious and expensive place.

    Lahore Hotel
    Macloed Road, Lahore. mid range

    Regale Internet Inn
    near regale cinema, backpacker's heaven.

    Aurevoir.

    Imran SChah

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    PIA Planetarium

    by lahoree Updated Mar 5, 2009

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    Interested in viewing stars, planets, eclipses, alien landscapes and the moon; then visit PIA’s innovative and educational Planetarium. This place is owned by PIA, Pakistan’s flag carrier airline. PIA’s Boeing 720 retired aircraft is also parked inside the premises.

    You can also visit the remains of “Chouburji” Garden that was built by the daughter of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. Chouburgi is just in front of the planetarium.

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    National Park

    by lahoree Updated Mar 5, 2009

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    Although nice to visit this park during day time but visit at night is a totally different experience. Ideal for a leisurely walk as well as for a mouth watering dining experience. There are several open air restaurants inside the park. A lot of activities for kids including a play land and a mini zoo.

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    Punjab University Lahore

    by lahoree Updated Mar 5, 2009

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    Established in 1882, the University of the Punjab is the largest and the oldest seat of higher learning in South Asia. It has two campuses; Old Campus located besides oldest bazaar in South Asia “Anarkali” (see my travelogue on Lahore page) and in front of Lahore Museum. New Campus is about twenty kilometer away from the Old Campus. Old campus offers amazing British Architecture like main administrative buildings, Pharmacy College and Oriental College of Languages. New Campus is spread on a vast area that can only be covered on a vehicle. There is canal flowing in between this campus separating student’s hostels from various institutions and departments.

    I am so proud that I had graduated from Hailey College Punjab University in Lahore. Golden days, golden memories and therefore, some times I just visit the University with my friends. What we do, just drive inside New Campus, sit on the banks of canal flowing across the campus, have lunch in the canteens, chat with the students and feel how cool the days were more than a decade ago.

    Old Campus - photo courtesy Wikipedia

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