UNESCO Heritage Sites In Pakistan

Pakistan has been famous all around the world for its immense natural travel sites and mountainous regions. Except than Natural traveling sites, Pakistan represents some of the most amazing colors of history, traditions and rich culture in every corner of the country. There are some of the best Cultural Heritage Places that can only be witnessed in Pakistan which are also UNESCO international heritage sites in Pakistan.

Whether, from the hot weather of Karachi in South to the Cold breeze in the mountains of Gilgit Baltistan in Northern areas of Pakistan, travelers can wander and explore the colorful traditions, history and cultural sites with gigantic views in the surrounding.

Historical And Cultural Heritage Sites In Pakistan

Today we shall discuss some of the best Historical and Cultural heritage sites to visit in Pakistan. Although there are a lot of cultural places to see. Some of the most famous ones are:

  • Mohenjo-Daro
  • Taxila
  • Takht-i-Bahi
  • Lahore Fort
  • Rohtas Fort
  • ShahiHammam (Royal Bath)
  • Baltit Fort
  • Ganesh 1000-Year-Old historical Settlement
  • Chaqchan Mosque


However, there is a lot more to see and discover while on the road in Pakistan. So let’s get straight to the details of some of the best historical and cultural sights to get witnessed and acknowledged in Pakistan.



Found in the Larkana District of Sindh Province in the South of Pakistan, Mohenjo-Daro firstly came to appearance during 1921. The largest and one of the oldest Civilization of Ancient Indus Valley, Mohenjo-Daro was built around 2500 BCE.

Mohenjo-Daro abandoned after the old Indus valley declined during the 1900 BCE. In 1921, Ancient Indus Valley City came to the records of the world however the excavation completed till the year 1965 and found the 5000 years old most urbanized civilization of Asia.

After the discovery, the people of Sindh gave the name to the valley of “Mohenjo-Daro” which means “Mounds of the dead Men”. However, the real name of the old Civilization is still unknown to the Globe. Moreover, during the excavation of Ancient valley civilization in 1926, a 10.5 cm Small statue of “Naked Dancing Girl” was found from the HR Area in Mohenjo-Daro.

Mortimer Wheeler, a British Archaeologist during 1973, described this “Dancing Girl” statue as his favorite item. A big number of local and foreign travelers are getting to this point for many years to see the 5000 years old Indus valley civilization. After these interesting details on Mohenjo-Daro, grab your friends and loved ones who like to explore historical sights and explore the civilization of Mohenjo-Daro.


Taxila Ruins

3000 years old ruins nearby to the capital of Pakistan, Islamabad, Taxila is one of the oldest and best historical and cultural sites in the Buddhist religion.

Just one hour drive from the Islamabad, Taxila city still has ruins in different places. Some of the famous Buddha statues have been taken to Taxila Museum. One can witness the ancient Dharmarajika Stupa, One of the World’s Oldest Julian University and ruins of Sirkap settlement, which can take one back to the era of Gandhara.

Millions of local and foreign travelers visit these ruins of Taxila every year, especially from Thailand and other Asian countries. Moreover, Taxila is the Holy place for the Buddhist religion and has huge importance from Hindu and Buddhist people. One should travel to this important site of Buddhists to see and understand the history and their culture.


Dating back to the era of the 1st century CE, Takht-i-Bahi is the throne of Buddhist religion near to the amazing Switzerland of Pakistan, Swat Valley.

Swat valley was once believed to be the center of the Buddhist religion. Around 16 Km from the city of Mardan, Takht-i-Bahi lies on the top of the hill with an elevation of 152 meters above sea level. Takht-i-Bahi means to be “The Throne of the spring” or “The Throne of Origin”.

This famous place of the Buddhist culture was listed as one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites because the destination is still in the best condition. A big number of tourists from all around the globe come to this visit this cultural heritage site in the mountains of Pakistan.

Lahore Fort

Going back to the dates of the 17th Century, when the construction was done for this splendor Lahore Fort started and become one of the best buildings during the Mughal Empire.

The construction of this amazing Fort started in the 16th Century from 1566. After it took many additions and year to completely build this masterpiece of Architecture. The Fort was completely done till the year of 1642 in the great Mughal era of King Shah Jahan.

The Lahore Fort is located in the Walled City of Famous Historical Lahore. Alongside the Lahore Fort, there are the beautiful and famous Shalimar Gardens. These gardens were built during the time of King Shah Jahan. Based on the designs of Islamic and Persian styles, these gardens are a famous example of Mughal gardens, which took the land area of around 16 hectares.

With the Fort, during the Mughal era of Emperor Aurangzeb, who built this unique Badshahi Mosque right in front of the Lahore Fort from 1671 to 1673. This Mosque is an example of Mughal architecture and design and also the second-largest Mosque in Pakistan. So take your next journey towards Lahore to witness these Masterpieces of Historical and cultural sites at one spot.

Rohtas Fort

Near the city of Jhelum in the Punjab province of Pakistan, lies the marvelous Muslim Architecture in the shape of famous Rohtas Fort. This amazing fortress built during the years (1541 till 1548) by Farid Khan, famously known as Sher Shah Suri an Afghan Pashtun.

The fort was built on the design of Muslim architecture with the glimpse Persian and Turkey style. The fort was built on the hilltop to defend the Sur dynasty from the Gakhar tribes. This mighty Fort has never been stormed by the enemies because of its unique defensive design and huge walls.

Yet the Fort stands still attracting millions of visitors. In 1997, the Rohtas Fort was listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. Declared as “Best Example in South and Central Asia of Muslim Military Architecture”.

Also, this is one of the largest Fort in the world and supposed to be the largest in Pakistan. So move towards this destination and witness the best Muslim Military design this year.

Baltit Fort

Lies up in the far northern areas of Pakistan, Hunza Valley near to the Pakistan China International border in Gilgit Baltistan region host this amazing Baltit Fort. Baltit Fort is in the famous Karimabad village of Hunza valley under the shadows of the mighty UltarSar peak (7388 m).

However, Hunza is the only valley in the world in the Gilgit Baltistan region of Northern Pakistan. From here one can witness five peaks higher than 7000 meters and some famous peaks like Rakaposhi (7788 m) and Lady Finger (6000 m). The Fort is built on the perfect location in Hunza Valley. The travelers can have the best view all around the valley and the mighty peaks.

This impressive Fort was built around 700 years ago, but according to locals, the fort is about 800 years old. However, this Fort was a gift as a Dowry to the princess of Baltistan, who got married to the Prince of Hunza valley.

Later on, this fort was described in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The design and location of the fort make it one of the most famous touristic sites in the northern areas of Pakistan. So grab your friends and families to witness the culture and history of this amazing fort. Along with the mesmerizing landscape of Hunza valley in Gilgit Baltistan Pakistan.

Ganesh Old Historical Silk Route Settlement

Hunza Valley has a lot to offer to travelers and wanders far in the Northern areas of Pakistan. Ganesh is a historical village in Hunza valley near Karimabad of Gilgit Baltistan Pakistan.

The village is supposed to be the first Historical settlement on the Ancient Silk Route. Ganesh village is around 1000 years old settlement, which still has the people living over there from that time. One can wander in the historic streets of the silk route settlement. Also, witness the culture of Ganesh in the Hunza valley of Pakistan.

Chaqchan Mosque

High in the mountains of Skardu Valley of Pakistan. Lies one of the oldest mosques of Gilgit Baltistan region, Pakistan with the name of Chaqchan Mosque. “Miraculous Mosque” meaning of the name Chaqchan Mosque was built during the year of 1370. At that time the religion of people was Buddhism.

Mosque was built after the King and the majority population of the valley converted to Islam. The design is taken from the famous Kashmiri style and Mosque was built on the top of the temple. One should witness this mesmerizing piece of History while traveling towards the Skardu valley of Pakistan.

Moreover, there is a lot more to discover and fall in love with cultural sites here. These were some of the best Historical and Cultural heritage places to visit in Pakistan. Some of the above are located in the northern areas of Pakistan with the astonishing landscape in the surroundings. So don’t waste time and plan a journey to witness these destinations and picture it in your memories.