10 Most Boring Places In Pakistan

In Pakistan, you have valleys, rivers, mountains, beaches, tall buildings, Mughal art and architecture, but who wants that? Lakes and seas, towns and markets, chai and food – Pakistan is colorless.

Here are the 10 most boring places in Pakistan.

1. Murree with its rolling green hills, mountain resorts and quiet serenity is certainly not a holiday destination. We had better stay at home.

1. Murree with its rolling green hills, mountain resorts and quiet serenity is certainly not a holiday destination. We had better stay at home.

2. The valley of Swat is not at all enchanting. This bubbling river does not even make a good desktop wallpaper.

2. The valley of Swat is not at all enchanting. This bubbling river does not even make a good desktop wallpaper.

3. Ziarat and its juniper forests, gorges and rocky hills will make any adventurer run away in a different direction.

3. Ziarat and its juniper forests, gorges and rocky hills will make any adventurer run away in a different direction.

4. Faisalabad is ‘allegedly’ famous for its samosas, happening points and trendy dresses. If you are a shopaholic looking for fun, don’t bother to stop here.

4. Faisalabad is 'allegedly' famous for its samosas, happening points and trendy dresses. If you are a shopaholic looking for fun, don't bother to stop here.

5. Rawalpindi is just the less cooler sibling of Islamabad. It does not have any places of interest. The life there is rather dull and monotonous.

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6. Quetta! God knows why the city is called the ‘fruit garden of Pakistan’. Where are the orchards and greenery? Do you know it even snows here. Shudders.

6. Quetta! God knows why the city is called the 'fruit garden of Pakistan'. Where are the orchards and greenery? Do you know it even snows here. Shudders.

7. Kaghan Valley is simply overrated. Why would anyone want to look at the panoramas of mountains and lake? People often camp out here to stare the starlit skies. It doesn’t make sense.

7. Kaghan Valley is simply overrated. Why would anyone want to look at the panoramas of mountains and lake? People often camp out here to stare the starlit skies. It doesn't make sense.

8. Neelum Valley is thickly forested and surrounded by snowy peaks. People say it houses plenty of beautiful and historical places. Don’t believe them. It is just grass.

8. Neelum Valley is thickly forested and surrounded snowy peaks. People say it houses plenty of beautiful and historical places. Don't believe them. It is just grass.

9. Karachi… Where to begin? It is so boring that we will let this picture do the talking.

9. Karachi... Where to begin? It is so boring that we will let this picture do the talking.

10. Lahore. Yes, yes, Lahore and its Mughal architecture. It is all so rusty now. Just look!

10. Lahore. Yes, yes, Lahore and its Mughal architecture. It is all so rusty now. Just look!

Well, there is nothing you can do about it. These are just the most boring places in Pakistan, no way around it.

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Airplane Crashes In Pakistan That Will Give You A Flying Phobia

Intentionally or unintentionally, we’ve all thought of the consequences of an airplane crashing – whilst we are on one or not. This condition is called aerophobia or aviophobia – the fear of flying.

Sometimes things work out of hand and the big metal birds are exposed to the worst case scenarios, which end up with the airplane crashing. Pakistan has gone through its fair share of crashes and loss of life. Some of the crashes were so frightful, they are still mourned till today. For example, whenever I board a plane.. the Bhoja Airline and Airblue crashes pop up in the back of my mind – scary!

Here’s a list of airplane crashes in Pakistan that will double your fear of flying!

1. April 20, 2012: Bhoja Airlines Airbus 737 (Death toll: 130)

 April 20, 2012: Bhoja Airlines Airbus 737
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The plane took off from Karachi and crashed near Islamabad. There were ‘no survivors’.

2. July 28, 2010: Airblue Airbus 321 (Death toll: 152)

July 28, 2010: Airblue Airbus 321 (Death toll: 152)
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The Airblue plane crashed in the Margalla Hills of Islamabad after taking off from Karachi.

3. September 28, 1992: PIA Airbus A300 (Death toll:167)

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Just before landing, the plane crashed in the Kathmandu Hills of Nepal

4. November 26, 1979: PIA Boeing 707 (Death toll:157)

 November 26, 1979: PIA Boeing 707 (Death toll: 157)
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The flight crashed in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, moments after taking off. The flight was bringing back Hajj pilgrims to Pakistan.

5. July 10, 2006: PIA Fokker (Death toll: 41)

July 10, 2006: PIA Fokker (Death toll: 41)
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A PIA Fokker plane that was bound from Multan to Lahore, crashed in the fields midway.

6. August 17,1988: Hercules C-130 (Death toll: 31)

August 17, 1988: Hercules C-130 (Death toll: 31)
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The plane was carrying Pakistan’s military leader General Zia-ul-Haq, other Pakistani generals and US ambassadors.

7. May 20,1965: PIA Boeing 707 (Death toll: 127)

May 20, 1965: PIA Boeing 707 (Death toll: 127)
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One of Pakistan’s first Boeing 707, crashed while attempting to land at Cairo Airport, Egypt.

8. November 5, 2010: Sun Way Flight 4421 (Death toll:12)

November 5, 2010: Sun Way Flight 4421 (Death toll: 12)
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An international cargo plane travelling from Karachi to Sudan caught fire and crashed – killing 8 on board and 4 on ground.

9. February 24, 2003: Cessne 402-B (Death toll: 8)

February 24, 2003: Cessne 402-B (Death toll: 8)
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A chartered plane carrying Afghan Minister Mohammadi and 2 Pakistanis crashed in the Arabian Sea near Karachi.

10. December 8,1972: Twin-Engine JS Charter (Death toll: 21)

December 8, 1972: Twin-Engine JS Charter (Death toll: 21)
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An Italian oil company’s Pakistani JS chartered plane crashed after taking off from Karachi airport.

Travelling can be dangerous, doesn’t matter if you’re flying, in a train or by road – however, these airplane crashes in Pakistan surely make me question of which route I take next time.

14 Bewildering Borders And Passes Of Pakistan You Didn’t Know About

Pakistan, sitting firm in South Asia is the central junction between Asia and the Middle East; this brings great significance geographically. Bordering four countries as neighbors, the other three sides of the country is gripped by the Arabian Sea in the South.

These borders have routes and entrances known as passes, mostly falling between the great Pakistani mountains. Khunjerab pass is the only famous pass people know of, that falls in the Karakoram mountains linking Pakistan to China – however, there are a number of exceptionally beautiful passes other than Khunjerab.

Here’s a list compiled for you about the most mesmerizing borders and passes of Pakistan.

1. The 532 km long Pak-China border, situated in the Northern mountains of Pakistan

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2. The Indo-Pak border lies on the Grand Turk Road between Amritsar and Lahore, 2912 km long

The Indo-Pak border lies on the Grand Turk Road between Amritsar and Lahore, 2912 km long.
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3. The Durand Line – Pak-Afghan border spread over an area of 2430 km

The Durand Line - Pak-Afghan border spread over an area of 2430 km
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4. The 909 km long Pak-Iran border also know as Pak-Iran Barrier is made of a concrete wall.

The 909 km long Pak-Iran border also know as Pak-Iran Barrier is made of a concrete wall.
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5. The mighty and the grand Arabian Sea full of habitat covers a coastline of 1046 km

The mighty and grande Arabian Sea full of habitat covers a coastline of 1046 km
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6. Wesh-Chaman border, the Afghan-Pak crossing connects Chaman, Balochistan to Wesh, Afghanistan

Wesh-Chaman border, the Afghan-Pak crossing connects Chaman, Balochistan to Wesh, Afghanistan
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7. Khunjerab Pass – connecting Gilgit-Baltistan to Nagar, China in the Karakoram Range

 Khunjerab Pass - connecting Gilgit-Baltistan to Nagar, China in the Karakoram Range
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8. The Bolan Pass falls in the Toba Kakar Range of Balochistan, 120km away from the Afghanistan border – connects Quetta to Sibi

The Bolan Pass falls in the Toba Kakar Range of Balochistan, 120km away from the Afghanistan border - connecting Quetta to Sibi
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9. The high mountainous Lowari Pass connects Dir to Chitral – also known as the Lowari Top, it is relatively low

The high mountainous Lowari Pass connects Dir to Chitral - also known as the Lowari Top, it is relatively low
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10. The Hispar Pass is a non-technical high altitude pass in the Karakoram Range the meets two glaciers, Biafo and Hispar

The Hispar Pass is a non-technical high altitude pass in the Karakoram Range the meets two glaciers, Biafo and Hispar
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11. The ancient Burzil Pass acts as a caravan route between Srinagar and Kashmir

 The ancient Burzil Pass acts as a caravan route between Srinagar and Kashmir
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12. Resting in the Mustagh Baltoro Range of the Karakoram, the Mustagh Pass marks the present border between China and Pakistan

Resting in the Mustagh Baltoro Range of the Karakoram, the Mustagh Pass marks the present border between China and Pakistan
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13. The Gyong La Pass falls in the mountains of Siachen serving as a linkup between Pakistan and India

The Gyong La Pass falls in the mountains of Siachen serving as a linkup between Pakistan and India
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14. The raw Khojak Pass connects Qila Abdullah with Chaman, leading into the major cities of Afghanistan

The raw Khojak Pass connects Qila Abdullah with Chaman, leading into the major cities of Afghanistan
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As tempting as these places look, wouldn’t you want to visit these borders and passes at least once in your life?

Pakistan vs Thailand

Pakistan might not be internationally renowned for its beaches – but maybe that’s because they’ve never achieved the right exposure they deserved. The geographic and topographic location of the beaches also play a vital part in their anonymity.

Whilst a majority of Pakistanis prefer visiting places like Thailand to enjoy good beach trips,Pakistan’s absolutely breathtaking and exotic beaches go unnoticed. They look the same, the water is just as cold there, the sand is just as golden and the feels are better, and more homely than anywhere else in the world.

Shughal has created a comparison matrix of beaches of Pakistan and Thailand that prove our beaches are just as good!

1. Kund Malir Beach, Balochistan

 Kund Malir Beach, Balochistan
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The blue tides, the black rocks and cloudy sky – all similar to each other. What’s the difference?

2. Gwadar Beach, Balochistan

Gwadar Beach, Balochistan
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Similarly to each other, both cities lie in the middle of beaches at both ends. Demographic twins?

3. Clifton Beach, Karachi

Clifton Beach, Karachi
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Similar constructions in front of the beach. It’s not magic nor voodoo – just how people prefer living.

4. Pasni Beach, Balochistan

Pasni Beach, Balochistan
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The curve of the beach is so melodramatic in both pictures, makes you wonder what if the beach from Balochistan was a little greener on the mountain top?

5. Astola Island Beach, Balochistan

Astola Island Beach, Balochistan
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The green waters, see through and full of wild sea creatures – the mountain border offers the perfect resemblance.

6. Manora Beach, Sindh

Manora Beach, Sindh
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Golden sand and fresh blue water in both pictures. How are they any different?

7. French Beach, Karachi

French Beach, Karachi
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Beach huts are famous everywhere in the world.. from Karachi to Phi Phi.

8. Sea-view, Karachi

Sea-view, Karachi
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Sand art is one of the most creative formats – only to be found on beaches.

9. Ormara Beach, Balochistan

Ormara Beach, Balochistan
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No matter where you see the Sun set – in Ormara or in Koh Samui.. it is one of the most beautiful sights found by the sea.

These pictures are proof of nature’s beauty – it doesn’t matter if you find them in Thailand or in Pakistan – what’s important is admiring Allah’s beautiful creations and making the most of them while you have the chance. Also, these pictures definitely prove that Pakistani beachesare no gimmicks. 😉

11 Mind-Blowing Pictures That Show Pakistanis Can Do The Impossible

Pakistanis are really talented. They are full of creativity and Jugaar and they are able to do things others can’t even think of. And if you have any doubt about that, these pictures will prove our case.

1. We can pull down a massive truck that is fu*king loaded with a mere rope.

1. They can pull down a massive truck that is fu*king loaded with a mere rope.
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2. We can even sit in the middle of a railway track and have our lunch

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3. There is no limit to the amount of passengers we can fit in any kind of vehicle there is…

3. There is no limit to the amount of passengers we can fit in any kind of vehicle there is...
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3. There is no limit to the amount of passengers we can fit in any kind of vehicle there is...
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4.  We can carry absolutely anything and any amount of load on a BIKE

4. We can carry absolutely anything and any amount of load on a BIKE
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5. Police in other countries may act differently but our police can catch thieves on a motorcycle…

5. Police in other countries may act differently but our police can catch thieves on a motorcycle...
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6. Need a ladder or a chair? Pakistanis can do anything without it

6. Need a ladder or a stool? Pakistanis can do anything without it
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7. Do we ever need a truck when we have a rickshaw??

 7. Do we ever need a truck when we have a rickshaw??
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8. And when we have a donkey, do we need anything else?

8. And when we have a donkey, do we need anything else?
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9. No matter what kind of a barrier it is, we can cross everything, even with our bikes

9. No matter what kind of a barrier it is, we can cross everything, even with our bikes
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10.  We can transport deadly animals in a taxi

10. We can transport deadly animals in a taxi
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11. We can take care of the security with just a ‘Charpai’

12. We can take care of the security with just a 'Charpai'

12 Pakistani NGOs which make us proud

No matter what people from around the world think of Pakistan, one thing is for sure, they know we are one of the most charitable and hospitable nations in the world.

This trait is not something that we’ve generated – we’ve received it in our heritage. Helping each other out and standing on one of the strongest pillars of the religion we follow, Islam. Pakistanis have never gotten rid of helping each other out in any way. Some do charity on the base of humanity and others on the base of Zakat.

1. Agha Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP)

Agha Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP)
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Established by Agha Khan Foundation in 1982, AKRSP is an NGO that works to help improve the quality of life for villagers.

2. Aurat Publication And Information Service Foundation

Aurat Publication And Information Service Foundation
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Aurat Publication And Information Service Foundation is an NGO which helps assist women acquire knowledge, information, resources and institutions – to develop their social behavior.

3. Chhipa Welfare Association

 Chhipa Welfare Association
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Chhipa Welfare Association was an NGO started by Ramzan Chhipa that provides all sort of help.

4. Shahid Afridi Foundation

 Shahid Afridi Foundation
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As tough he is on the cricket field, Shahid Afridi started SAF with a vision to help people who are in need of health support. The NGO also helps in educating children.

5. Edhi Foundation

Edhi Foundation
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Edhi Foundation is the biggest name in Pakistan’s charity and NGOs. From shelter, food to health – Edhi covers it all. Largest ambulance fleet in the world, his laurels beg for a Nobel prize.

6. Ansar Burney Trust International

 Ansar Burney Trust International
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ABTI led by Ansar Burney himself, works for human and civil rights. The NGO works as a ‘Prisoners Aid Society’ – the picture above shows Mr Burney helping release 1000+ prisoners of human trafficking.

7. Darul Sakun – for the challenged

Darul Sakun - for the challenged
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Darul Sakun is an NGO – a home for the mentally disabled/challenged children and adults who have been left behind by their loved ones.

8. Lahore Musical Forum

Lahore Musical Forum
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A slightly unorthodox or out of the box NGO in Lahore, that helps train classical musicians and preserve the genre by any mean. It has played a vital role in producing new stars.

9. Help Of Patients In exigency By Students (HOPES)

Help Of Patients In exigency By Students (HOPES)
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An NGO started by medical students, HOPES works for the betterment and patients of Abbasi Shaheed Hospital in Karachi. Might be smaller in size but students stepping up for a mission this big is commendable.

10. Minhaj Welfare Foundation

 Minhaj Welfare Foundation
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MWF, started by Tahir-ul-Quadri is a part of Minhaj-ul-Quran International. The NGO is based in Lahore and is spreading its wings nationwide. MWJ supports needy of all kind.

11. Saylani Welfare International Trust

Saylani Welfare International Trust
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Saylani Welfare International Trust is one of Pakistan’s most famous NGOs who help the poor with different platforms. The most famous is ‘free for all’ food giveaway every single day.

12. War Against Rape (WAR)

War Against Rape (WAR)
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WAR is an NGO set up to help women against rape. WAR helps rape victims rehabilitate and fights their cases.

13. Youth Parliament Of Pakistan

Youth Parliament Of Pakistan
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Youth Parliament Of Pakistan is another unorthodox NGO that helps young Pakistanis develop democratic interest and practice their ways to help run the country in the future.

Do you feel proud of these organizations and their achievements as a Pakistani?

15 Mystical Images Of Katas Raj Temple

One of the most sacred places for Hindu’s is the Katas Raj Temple, located in Kallar Kahar. Legends say that the Katas Raj Temple was built during the days of Mahabharata. That Krishna himself was the one to lay the foundations for the temple.

Researchers, on the other hand, believe that it was built sometime during the 6th century, making it well over 900 years old. It is a landmark of beauty and history and a must see place when travelling along the motorway.

Here’s just a taste of what awaits you at Katas Raj Temple

1. The Gates that open into the beauty of Katas

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2. The old complex resting on the edge of a small pond

On the edge of a small pond
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3. The temple where they say Krishna laid the foundation stones

Krishna's temple
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4. A beautiful view from above

a view from above
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5. Drawings from long ago can be found inside the temple

Inside the temple
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6. Breathtaking beauty of the Katas at midday as it baths in the winter sun

Katas_Raj_Temple at midday
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7. Amazing view of the waters hue reflected on the walls of the complex

Water reflecting on the walls
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8. Even today hundreds of Hindus visit the Temple

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9. Katas Temple – View from outside of the complex

a view from outside the complex
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10. A magnificent picture of Katas from early in the century

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11. Sitting on top of the peak of the hill is the temple and the staircase leading to it.

Stairs leading up to the temple
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12. Legend says that Shiva’s tears created the pond of water on the hilltop

Tears of Shiva
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13. Katas Raj Temple – stunning at sunset

Resting on the top of a hill in Kallar Kahar bathed in the dying sun
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14. A place that holds centuries of history in its walls

 holds a century of history
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15. 900-year-old carvings adorn the walls inside the complex

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It has centuries of beauty all in one place. Don’t you think its time to take that tour while driving along the motorway?