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[Asia Travel] Pakistan: Karachi

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Karachi is one of the major cities in Pakistan. Karachi is not well known as a tourist destination. It’s far from the popular northern part, and there aren’t many tourist destinations. However, Karachi is a megacity in southern Pakistan and its economy is well developed. Karachi is a port city facing the Arabian Sea and is currently the commercial and financial center of Pakistan, with many foreign companies expanding into it. It was also formerly the capital of Pakistan.

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Location

Karachi is a city located in the southern part of Pakistan.

History

It was originally a fishing village in Karachi. In the 19th century, Britain came to dominate this area and became a base for colonial rule. Furthermore, the development of the port will lead to economic development. Pakistan became independent in 1947, but the influx of Muslims from India caused a population explosion and economic development. It is now one of the largest cities in Pakistan.

Climate

Karachi belongs to the desert climate. Humidity is very high, there is little rainfall, and temperatures range from 10 ° C to 40 ° C throughout the year.

Language

Many languages are used in Pakistan. In addition to Urdu and English, Punjabi, Sindhi, Kashmir, Khowar, etc. are used.

Security

Please be aware that Karachi often undergoes terrorist attacks. Furthermore, in recent years, kidnapping cases targeting foreigners have frequently occurred in various places. Try to avoid going out at night.

Race

Punjabis make up 60% of Pakistan. Others include Pashtuns, Sindhis, Balochs, and Kalashes.

industry

Karachi is the economic and financial center of Pakistan. It also has the largest port in Pakistan and the economy is developing in various fields. Other than that, the textile industry, cement, steel, heavy machinery manufacturing, chemical industry, food industry, etc. are prospering.

religion

In Pakistan, more than 90% are Muslims. Others are Hindus and Christians.

currency

Pakistan Rupee is used.

Sightseeing spot 1 : Mohatta Palace Museum

The place where the younger sister of Pakistan’s founder, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, actually lived, is now open to tourists as a museum.

Sightseeing spot 2 : Mazar-e-Quaid

The tomb where Pakistan’s founder “Muhammad Ali Jinnah” is sleeping. The magnificent white dome is made of marble and is a tourist attraction located in the center of the city of Karachi.

Sightseeing spot 3 : Clifton Beach

It is a beach recommended by Karachi. Facing the Arabian Sea, it is also known for its spectacular sunset views. Hotels and restaurants are lined up in the surrounding area.

Sightseeing spot 4 : Chaukundi Tombs

The tombs of the tribes who lived in this area, built between the 15th and 19th centuries. Geometric patterns are drawn on each of the tombs, and it is a tomb that depicts the characteristics of the person in his lifetime.

Sightseeing spot 5 : Frere Hall

You can experience traditional Pakistani crafts and works of art. It is now open to the public, and the hall has a unique view of the world. You can see the works of Pakistani artists.

Sightseeing spot 6 : National Museum of Pakistan

A museum where you can learn about Pakistan’s history and culture. Excavated items from Mohenjo-daro are on display, and there is also a rest space, so you can enjoy sightseeing leisurely.

Sightseeing spot 7 : Pakistan Maritime Museum

Pakistan Navy Museum. The real submarine is on display and is one of the largest in Pakistan. There is also a restaurant and souvenir shop on site, so you can spend a fulfilling day.

Sightseeing spot 8 : Sunday market

Pakistan is a holiday market on Sundays and is open throughout the city. From daily necessities to groceries, second-hand goods and clothes, it is a place where many locals gather.

Sightseeing spot 9 : Empress Market

It is a market that uses buildings built during the British colonial era. Various items such as miscellaneous goods, groceries, and crafts are sold.

Sightseeing spot 10 : Zinab Market

A place where you can buy many traditional Pakistani crafts. This is a recommended place to buy souvenirs. You can buy domestic items such as miscellaneous goods, scarves and jewelry.

Sightseeing spot 11 : Dolmen Mall

Karachi’s largest shopping mall. We have everything from brand shops to shops where you can buy cheap items. This is a place where you can shop comfortably.

Sightseeing spot 12 : E-Tuba Mosque

It is a mosque featuring a huge dome. In Pakistan, most Muslims come to worship. It is a mosque built in the same period as the Mazar-e-Quadrine.

Sightseeing spot 13 : Manora Island

A small island in Karachi. There are lighthouses built during the British colonial era and Hindu temples of the 19th century. There aren’t many things to see, but there are many tourists.

Sightseeing spot 14 : Burns Road Food Street

A place with many restaurants and food stalls. There is a restaurant and many locals gather.

Hotel

Karachi has plenty of accommodation facilities. Jinnah International Airport is nearby. Tickets and accommodations can be booked from the link below. It also supports other languages.

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