Ranikot Fort is also known as Rannikot is a historical fort near Sann, Jamshoro District, Sindh, Pakistan. Ranikot Fort is also known as The Great Wall of Sindh and is believed to be the world's largest fort. with a circumference of approximately 32 kilometres (20 mi). The fort's ramparts have been compared to the Great Wall of China.
The site was nominated in 1993 by the Pakistan National Commission for UNESCO world heritage status, and has since been on the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites The fort is listed as a historical site under the Antiquities Act, 1975 and its subsequent amendments, and is provided protection
Ranikot Fort is 90 kilometres (56 mi) to the north of Rani Kort Forte
Hyderabad on the national highway. There is also an easy access of about an hour's journey from Karachi to Sann on the Indus Highway. A diversion road, starting a little distance away from Sann, the nearest town, leads to the fort along a rugged 21 kilometres (13 mi) road and reaches the eastern gate of the fort, known as Sann Gate Sann is a rail head on the Kotri-Larkana line of the Pakistan Railway. It[clarification needed] is inside the Kirthar National Park, the second largest national park in Pakistan.
The original purpose and architects of Ranikot Fort are unknown. It was formerly believe that the fort was built during the regimes of the Sassanians, the Scythians, the Parthians or the Bactrian
The fort is huge, connecting several bleak mountains of the Kirthar hillsalong contours, and measures 31 kilometres (19 mi) in length. The fort is interspersed with several bastions in between and three[clarification needed] are of semi-circular shape. The northern part of the fort's perimeter is a natural high hilly formation while on the other three sides it is covered by fort walls. Within this main fort there is a smaller fort known as the "Miri Fort" which is about 3 km from the Sann gate, and is reported to have served as the palace of the Mir royal family. The entire fort structure has been built with stone and lime mortar. The fort is built in a zig-zag form with four entry gates in the shape of a rhomboid. The four gates are namely: Sann Gate, Amri Gate, Shah-Pere Gate and Mohan Gate. Two of the gates, facing each[clarification needed] are crossed diagonally by the Sann river; the first gate is on the western side and is skirted by the river water and is difficult to approach The southern entry gate has a double doors gate. Within the gates there are two niches which have floral ornamentation and carved stones
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