Payaam pictures: Amazing Pakistan

This album hosts amazing pictures of Pakistan, taken with high-quality camera with expert precision in focus and theme of each picture. It shows the natural beauty of Pakistan, which is not known to most Pakistanis because of lack of awareness and because of apathy as well.

Katas Raj Temple

Located 40 km from Chakwaal in salt range of Pakistan. This is one of many forts, temples, and places of historical and archeological interest in the Salt Range, Punjab province of Pakistan, as this was part of the Hindu Kingdom of Kashmir in 10 AD. It is a picturesque sight. It’s been nominated for UNESCO world heritage site. Very popular among tourists.

Hingol National Park

Is this Grand Canyon or Texas?
No. It’s Hingol National Park of Baluchistan, Pakistan. It got Mysterious Mud mountains, beautiful blue water Hingol river, desert and deep blue Arabian sea. [3.5 hrs drive from Karachi on Makran coastal highway]

Cold Desert of Skardu

Cold Desert of Skardu in Pakistan. This is one of the most beautiful tourists attraction of Northern areas of Pakistan. There are huge sand plains in Skardu. In the background you can see snow covered mountains. This is also the highest desert of world. Even Pakistanis don’t know about this beautiful desert!

Baifo Glacier

This is not Fox and Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand. It’s Baifo Glacier of Pakistan. It’s about 200 km from Gilgit. [It is considered to be the most beautiful glacier of the world]. It is also called as “Heaven on Earth”.

Saindak Dam

Saindak & Reko Diq: The Land of Gold & Copper. This is Saindak Dam in the middle of Barren desert of Saindak-Reko diq, Baluchistan. [Located 50 km away from Iran Border near Taaftan]

Great Trango Tower

The Great Trango Tower, 6,286 m (20,608 ft). The east face of the Great Trango Tower features the world’s greatest nearly vertical drop. [aka Tallest vertical mountain of world]. Located in Gilgit-Baltistan Region of Pakistan. This is one of the most difficult mountains to climb. A perfect attraction for Base Jumping, 2 Aussies made world record of base jumping here in 1992. A very few Pakistanis have knowledge about Trango!

Rohri to Quetta

This is an amazing view of a tunnel and bridge over a river on the railway track from “Rohri to Quetta”. This track passes through 20 tunnels and over 368 bridges. It’s the longest Railway gradient of world, and most scenic Railway ride of Asia. This track also extends from Quetta to Turkey through Iran!

Wall of Sindh in Ranikot

Is this Great Wall of China?
No. It’s Wall of Sindh in Ranikot [3 hrs drive from Karachi]. It’s the part of one of the Largest Fort in World, Fort of Ranikot.

Kund Malir Beach

Kund Malir Beach with desert ending on shore in Baluchistan, Pakistan. This beach and desert is adjacent to Hingol National Park. A Beach with Desert!

Ataabad Lake

Largest Lake on Earth in Hunza ,Pakistan. [Atabaad Lake]. This lake is the result of a natural disaster. Indeed a very beautiful lake – it can be a huge tourist attraction!

Astola Island

This is biggest island of Pakistan – “Astola Island” [near Pasni Baluchistan 40 km from shore]. It appears and disappears as water level rises, it appeared in March 1999; then disappeared now it has appeared 2 years back and it’s there. It releases Methane & other gases, which proves predictions of scientists of availability of Oil & Gas in Baluchistan sea bed.

Mud Volcano

This is a ‘Mud Volcano’. There are 80 mud volcanoes which are not active. [only 200 km away from Karachi]. These volcanoes keep the region save from any huge disaster. In Azerbaijan these mud volcanoes are million dollar tourist attraction but sadly we Pakistanis don’t even have knowledge about these volcanoes!

Lansdowne Bridge of Rohri

Lansdowne Bridge of Rohri, Pakistan. A marvel of Nineteenth century engineering, it was the the ‘longest “rigid” girder bridge in the world’ at that time. It’s one of it’s own kind, and gives a glimpse of Sydney harbor bridge.

Shehre-e-Roghan

Ancient City of ‘Shehre-e-Roghan’ near Jamshoro, Pakistan. This cave city is larger than any other in world. There are thousands of cave houses in rocks extends to 2 – 3 km. In Turkey and other European countries, these cave cities are million dollar tourists attraction. Locals say, this was constructed by Prince Saif-al-Maluk. Sad part, hardly only a Few Pakistanis know about this ancient wonder!

Arror Rock

“Arror Rock” [near Rohri in Sindh]. The shape of rock was caused by unknown natural forces.
There is also a Shrine on the top. In France, there is a famous similar shaped rock on sea shore caused by huge water waves but in the middle of barren Arror – such a shape is an Amazing Wonder. Near this wonder, there are ruins of Bin Qasim Masjid [First ever Masjid built in Subcontinent; during reign of Muhammad Bin Qasim]

Headmarala

Headmarala, Sialkot. Mountains of Jammu & Kashmir in the background.

Payaam Trust

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