5 places you must visit in Peshawar
Peshawar is the capital city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. It is a beautiful city with rich historical background. The city has been an abode to famous historical personalities such as Alexander the Great, Mughal Emperor Babur, Mongols etc. It is also called ” the city of flowers” due to many gardens.
Peshawar is a perfect tourist city for people who have passion for history.
Here is the list of 5 places you must visit in Peshawar with your friends and family
Sethi House is near the twelve famous Havelis in Old city of Peshawar. The Sethi house was built in 1884, It was owned by the Sethi family–wealthy traders who had businesses throughout South and Central Asia. The Haveli is an exceptional and amazing piece of architecture. It has stained glass windows, wooding carvings, and underground basement.
Mahabat Khan Masjid
The mosque was built in 17th century. It shows the architecture of the Mughal Era. The mosque was built was built by Mughal governor of Peshawar. The exterior of mosque is made up of white marble. The interior is adorned with multicolored frescoes and floral motifs.
The museum, which was built in 1907, is known for its notable collection of ancient Buddhist Gandhara artwork. Buddhist sculptures, figurines and other objects are on display. Moreover, the museum is considered to have one of the largest collections of Buddhist objects in the world. In ancient times, Buddhism thrived in KPK, and this historical place showcases just that.
The Peshawar Museum is also home to a large variety of pre-Islamic coins, Mughal art, and items from the Kalash people that live in the Chitral region of the province.
The Bab-e-Khyber, or the Khyber Gate, was built in 1964.The pass itself is a witness to history. It has seen countless invaders and great warriors enter the rich lands of subcontinent to seek their fortunes and build empires.
Qissa Khwani Bazaar
Located in the heart of Peshawar, Qissa Khwani Bazaar is the most famous bazaar of Peshawar. The bazaar got its name because travelers and traders sit here at night to narrate stories. Qissa Khwani Bazaar is the birthplace of legendary Indian actors Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor. You can enjoy a variety of delicious cuisines and traditional ‘kahwa’ in Qissa Khwani Bazaar, in addition to purchasing books, clothes, cosmetics, sweets etc.