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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

MULTAN

Tradition has it that when Adam was turned out of the Garden of Eden, Multan is the place where Satan landed. But, for millions of Pakistanis it is a city of saints and mystics. Whatever the truth Multan is probably the oldest living city in South Asia. It is claimed that Rig Veda was written in Multan; its architects devised the perfect arch in buildings and wrote the first book on architecture. Alexander the Great in 326 B.C destroyed the stronghold of Malavas or Mali and it is presumed that this stronghold was at Multan or near it. Multan remained culturally more under the Arabs and central Asian influence than that of the Indians. Handicrafts famous from Multan are: hand painted pottery, fine handloom materials, gold & silver jewelry, exquisite embroidery-work, fine “chicken-kari”, gota. (Gold and silver ribbon work)

PLACES TO SEE
Half day city tour of Multan visiting tomb of Shah Rukne Alam, Baha ud Din Zakria, Multan fort and local Bazaar.
Full day excursion for Uch Sharif.
Full day excursion to Derawar fort.
Full day excursion for Lal Sohanra National Park

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