CULTURE


Walled City - historic core of Lahore, living cultural hub of Pakistan

Baku, July 29, AZERTAC

Lahore, with its glorious past, has historically played the role of one of the most vibrant and colorful cities of South Asia, and today maintains its identity as the cultural capital of Pakistan.

Lahore, the capital of the province of Punjab, and the second most populous city in Pakistan, is also known as the "Gardens of the Mughals" or "City of Gardens" due to its Mughal heritage when it served as a vital part of the Mughal Empire (1524 to 1752).

The Walled City of Lahore is the living cultural hub nucleus of Pakistan with Asia’s largest markets, World Heritage Sites, Landmark Monuments, Traditional Bazaars, Enticing Food and Cuisines, Havelis and Museums. Amidst the narrow winding streets and the koochas of the Walled City there is a great hustle and bustle of life. It’s the City that never sleeps.

The Walled City of Lahore is famous for several historic monuments, including the Lahore Fort – a World Heritage site – as well as the Badshahi and Wazir Khan mosques.

Close to 2,000 buildings within the Walled City display a range of architectural features that mark Lahore’s centuries-old cultural landscape. A majority of these buildings and the mohallas (local neighbourhoods) in which they are situated form a unique heritage footprint.

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