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Peshawar Travel Guide, Pakistan

Peshawar, Pakistan – Overview

Peshawar is a great historical city of Pakistan. It is the capital of the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan. It is a frontier city situated near the Khyber Pass. Peshawar links Pakistan with Afghanistan and Central Asia. Peshawar has been ruled by different empires including Greek, Shahi, Arab, Mughal, Persian, Afghan and British. The current city of the Peshawar is established by Akbar in the 16th century. The city of Peshawar has served as a great trading center.

Peshawar has been a major crossroad between South and Central Asia. Peshawar is a traditional, cultural, economical and political center of the Pashtuns. The city of Peshawar has affiliation with the historical civilization of Gandhara. The region of Peshawar has been ruled by many empires and Monarch.

When Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in 1979, Peshawar served as a major political center for the anti-Soviet Mujahideen. During the Afghan-Russia War, hundreds of thousands of Afghan refugees moved to Pakistan. Peshawar is a city of many cultures and traditions.

Pashtun and Hindko have been the dominating cultures of the region. Islam is the religion of most of the population, however it has also been a home to minorities including Hindu, Sikh and Afghan-Jewish.

Peshawar is a great historical city. It has great attraction for the tourists from all over the world. There are many popular sights and visiting places in Peshawar. Some of the most popular places for the tourists include Deans Trade Center, Peshawar Garrison Club, Hayatabad, Bala Hisar Fort, Army Stadium, Peshawar Museum, Peshawar University, Gul Haji Plaza, Mall Towers and City Towers.

Peshawar is also home to many beautiful parks including Wazir Bagh, Shahi Bagh, Garrison Park, Tatara Park, Ali Mardan Khan Gardens, Cunningham Park/Jinnah Park and Army Stadium etc.

The city of Peshawar is also famous for its mosques including Mohabbat Khan Mosque, Ganj Ali Khan Mosque, Bilal Masjid Shami Road and Qasim Ali Khan Mosque etc.

Peshawar is also home to many educational and technical institutes. Some of the most popular educational institutes in Peshawar include University of Peshawar, Agriculture University of Peshawar, Iqra University, Islamia College Peshawar, National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (FAST-NU), City University Of Science & Technology, Sarhad University, Edwardes College Peshawar, Army Public School and Lahore Grammar School.

Peshawar is served by all the major transportation options including railway, road and air transportation. Peshawar is linked to many other cities of Pakistan through the Karakorum Highway and Motorway. Roads from Peshawar are also linked to China, Afghanistan and Central Asia. Exploring Peshawar can be an exciting experience for the travelers.
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