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Pakistan sits in a prime position between Western and Southern Asia, once an important part of the Silk Route, the country is today a vibrant and varied place to visit. From the mountains of the north to the cosmopolitan city of Karachi in the south, there is a great deal to explore in Pakistan. The lifestyle Karachiis are known for is completely different from that of tribal areas – this diversity is part of what makes Pakistan so fascinating. Despite being a relatively new country, the area itself has a rich and fascinating history that spans thousands of centuries. The country is well known for its strong, spicy and warming curry dishes, usually served with rice and flatbread.
Every year there are a huge number of festivals and events in Pakistan including the major Muslim festivals as well as the much celebrated Pakistan Day and the many arts and cultural events that take place in Karachi. The country’s largest, and once capital city, Karachi is also a sea port and lies on the southern coast of the country on the Arabian Sea. As well as excellent beaches such as Clifton Beach, there are also numerous places to go shopping such as Dolmen City. Depending on your budget, the easiest and cheapest way to get around Karachi city is via rickshaw whilst air conditioned taxis are also easy to find, however much of the main attractions in central Karachi can be explored on foot.
Most of the major attractions, and especially the museums, are found on or nearby Zamzama Boulevard, the biggest and most important of Karachi districts. Major museums include Quaid-e-Azam’s Mausoleum and Museum, the National Museum of Pakistan and the Mohatta Palace Museum of Regional History. Often referred to as Karachi City of Lights, this is a liberal and progressive city where café culture and nightlife abound. The lifestyle Karachi is famous for also celebrates fashion, film and the arts. Information about Karachi city and the kind of lifestyle Karachi is known for is easy to obtain once you are there from both tourist information shops and the friendly locals.