A historic site or Heritage site is an official location where pieces of political, military, cultural, or social history have been preserved due to their cultural heritage value. Historic sites are usually protected by law, and many have been recognized with the official national historic site status. A historic site may be any building, landscape, site or structure that is of local, regional, or national significance.
Like other countries, Pakistan is also famous for its historical places.
we will mention some of them in our article.
1- Baltit Fort
In olden times a number of small independent states existed in the history of Northern Areas of Pakistan. Among them, Hunza and Nager were the traditional rival states, situated on opposite sides of the Hunza (Kanjut) river. The rulers of these two states, known as Thámo / Mirs (Thάm=S), built various strongholds to express their power.
2- Altit Fort
Altit Fort is an ancient fort at Altit town in the Hunza valley in Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan. It was originally home to the hereditary rulers of the Hunza state who carried the title Mir, although they moved to the somewhat younger Baltit fort nearby three centuries later. Altit Fort and in particular the Shikari tower is around 1100 years old, which makes it the oldest monument in the Gilgit–Baltistan.
The great Altit Fort was built by the Mirs (ruling family) of Hunza as a display of power to the Mirs of Nagar (twin state) and has stood tall in front of Karakoram since the 11th century.
Not only has it survived many attacks from aggressors but also withstood several earthquakes since it was built, perhaps making it one of the most astonishing architectural structures of its time.
Fort Kohna is a Historical Fort Located In Multan Punjab Pakistan.
Fort Kohna of Multan inside the inner city. Comprising of ancient Multani architecture, bricks and blue/green decorations, a large doom which is said to be the second-largest in the world at those times. It is the most beautiful place to visit Multan, it was awarded Agha Khan Award for architecture and since then it is used as the identity of Multan city. No doubt it is a no.1 place to visit in Multan.
Mohenjo-Daro (Mound of the Dead Men) is an archaeological site in the province of Sindh, Pakistan.
Built around 2500 BCE, it was one of the largest settlements of the ancient Indus Valley civilization, and one of the world's earliest major cities, contemporaneous with the civilizations of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Minoan Crete, and Norte Chico. Mohenjo-Daro was abandoned in the 19th century BCE as the Indus Valley Civilization declined, and the site was not discovered until the 1920s.
05- Shingardar Stupa
Shingardar Stupa is a Historical Landmark and Attraction for Historians located in Shingardar Swat KPK Pakistan.
The Shingardar stupa was identified by Colonel Deane and S.A Stein with the famous stupa built by King Uttarasena on the spot where the white elephant that carried the Kings share of the relics of the Buddha halted. When he had arrived at this spot the elephant suddenly dropped down and, dying, changed himself into a rock. By the side of this rock, the King at once erected this stupa.
06- Rani Gat Ruins
Rani Ghat is a Historical Monument Located In Buner valley Of KPK (Khyber Pakhtoon Khwa)
Rani’ is a Hindi word that means ‘Queen’ while ‘gat’ is a Pashto word which means a ‘huge rock’.
Ranigat is a collection of 2nd century CE Buddhist ruins spread over an area of 4 square kilometers which dates from the Gandhara civilization. Ranigat is located in Buner valley of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
According to the archeologists, Ranigat remained the center of Buddhist art and culture for centuries. Ranigat has been a celebrated part of folklore, with songs and stories having been written about it.
07- Kafir Kot
Kafir Kot also spelled Kafirkot) are ancient ruins located in Dera Ismail Khan District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, near the cities of Mianwali and Kundian. Kafir Kot consists of the ruins of 5 temples, and the ruins of a large fort protecting the site.
These forts are of great antiquity and interest. Their main features are an outer defensive wall, consisting of rough blocks of stone, some of the great size, and various groups of buildings resembling small Hindu temples and more or less carved. These are built of a curiously honey-combed drab-colored stone not to be found in the adjacent hills, which is said to have been brought by the river all the way from Khushalgarh. The area of the forts is considerable and they could have held a fairly large garrison. The only legends attached to them relate that they were occupied by the last of the Hindu Rajas, Til and Bil; but all traces of rulers and ruled are now lost.
08- Quaid-e-Azam Residency
Quaid-e-Azam Residency is also known as Ziarat Residency, Located In Quetta Balochistan.
It is where Quaid-e-Azam, Muhammad Ali Jinnah spent the last two months and ten days of his life.
09- Umer Hayat Mahal
Umer Hayat Mahal is a Historical Landmark and Attraction Located at Chiniot Punjab Pakistan.
Omar Hayat Palace is a five-story building that stands in the heart of the city. Two upper stories were removed in 1993 due to heavy rainfall and storms which may have affected the adjoining buildings. It is a great tourist attraction for both local and foreign visitors.
10- Shalimar Bagh (Garden)
The historic Shalimar Garden is one top tourist attraction in Lahore City, Punjab Pakistan.
The historic Shalimar Garden is one top tourist attraction in the city which has historic relevance. It is also famously known as the ‘Shalamar Gardens’. The gardens are part of the Mughal era which was completed in a record time of 1 year in 1642. The credit of the place goes to the then Emperor Shah Jahan who was known for his love for nature and construction
11- Hiran Minar Park
Hiran Minar or the tower of the deer is situated in the city of Sheikhupura,
Hunting grounds were an important part of the physical environment of Mughal emperors, and the Hiran Minar is one of the best known and most beautiful of such sites. Its structures consist of a large, almost-square water tank with an octagonal pavilion in its center, built during the reign of Shah Jahan.
Miner-e-Pakistan was completed in eight years from 1960 to 1968, it is located in Lahore at the ground where the famous Lahore resolution was passed in 1940.