Unique Places in Karachi

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    Observe the Sindhi culture at a tomb of sufi saint

    by Faiza-Ifrah Updated Nov 21, 2003

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    For final destination, from Hyderabad, one can take Super Highway North, which is a safe, heavily patrolled by police dual carriageway, to Bhit Shah. The town is located 48 kms (29 miles) from the city of Hyderabad.

    This town is home to the tomb of a sufi saint of Sindh - Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai. The tip is covered on my Pakistan page as 'Kingdom of God'.

    The tomb is housed in a complex that has a rest house, a library, conference hall and a museum.

    Bhit Shah also has an ancient Buddhist stupa.

    Here, I would just like to mention that this town and the tomb itself is a great place to see Sindh's culture. Sindh is the south-eastern province of Pakistan with Karachi as its capital.

    Shy but friendly Sindhi villagers, dressed in traditional dresses, come to pay homage to the great saint and ask for God's blessings.

    Inside the tomb, the guard will extend all possible help to you to take some good photographs.

    Tomb's interior
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    Few hours at a historic forest

    by Faiza-Ifrah Updated Nov 21, 2003

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    From Hyderabad, you can move north on the Super Highway.

    9 kms (5 miles) from Hyderabad is the Miani Forest, an area that is historically significant as the battlefield of the Talpur and British armies in 1843. This natural reserve has now been developed as a recreational centre with some wildlife also visible.

    You can buy good quality natural honey and garden plants from its nursery.

    Out of frest into the open
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    Shahjahani Mosque in Thatta.

    by Faiza-Ifrah Updated Nov 19, 2003

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    In the town of Thatta (100 kms / 60 miles from Karachi) itself, there is famous Shahjahani Mosque with its beautiful architecture.

    This mosque was built in 1647 during the reign of Mughal King Shahjahan, also known as the builder King.

    The mosque is built with red bricks with blue colored glaze tiles probably imported from another Sindh's town of Hala.

    The picture here shows a view of the exterior of the mosque. The worn out look is due to torrential Monsoon rains of couple of days ago.

    For a beautiful view of the interior, see my Pakistan page.

    Shahjahani Mosque exterior
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    The biggest Necropolis of the world.

    by Faiza-Ifrah Updated Nov 19, 2003

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    At about 98 kms (57 miles) from Karachi, begins the small town of Thatta with its distinct Makli Hills graveyard declared as a World Heritage site.

    This is the world's biggest Necropolis with an estimated 500,000 dead people populating the graves. Some documentries have reported about 1 million graves. This is lot of dead people. One would shiver with fright if Michael Jackson's Thriller were to become real here :-)

    I will soon upload a picture of the graveyard.

    Graveyard at Bhitai Tomb
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    MY SHADI ( MARRIAGE )

    by AYESHA29 Written Feb 2, 2003

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    I GOT MARRIED TO THE MOST SWEETEST, CARING, HANDSOME MAN ALIVE INSIDE THE PEARL CONTINENTAL HOTEL ON MARCH 11, 2002 SURROUNDED BY MANY FRIENDS.. ALTHOUGH I DONT KNOW EXACTLY WHAT I SAID YES TO THREE TIMES ( THE MOLVI SPOKE IN URDU AND I THINK ARABIC DURING THE CEREMONY) BUT IT DOESNT MATTER AND I DONT CARE...BEST DAY OF MY LIFE AND THAT IS ALL THAT MATTERS!!!!!

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  • Zainab Market - great little...

    by RFemme Written Sep 8, 2002

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    Zainab Market - great little marketplace to see and buy some wonderful handmade carpets, shawls, clothes, decorative ornaments for your house. Import quality and good prices. Be sure to haggle, it is a part of Pakistani shopping culture, and you'd be surprised how much you can save.

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    KARACHI, is a city that has a...

    by nishat Written Aug 26, 2002

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    KARACHI, is a city that has a large variety of places to go and things to do. In every part of the city there is some club or organization. No matter where you are, you can be guaranteed a good time. However in order to find these places and things to do you have to know where to look. Below are a list of the best places to go in Karachi.
    Clubs....
    Cultural Organizations.....
    Men's & Women's Organizations....
    Beaches....
    Gardens & Parks....
    Public Libraries.....
    Cinema Houses & Theatres,,
    The Bazaars and malls of Karachi are among the sites which give it a unique identity. Karachi provides the shopper with exquisite quality products at very reasonable prices. So if you are an avid shopper or a bargain hunter Karachi is the place.

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