Why You Should Visit Pakistan: Reasons to Travel
Reasons To Visit Pakistan
Friendly Hospitality in Pakistan is unmatched
No matter how many impressive historic buildings I visit, how many mind-blowing meals I taste, or how many beautiful views I see, I always remember the people I meet over anything else. There is something special about arriving in a country without knowing a soul and leaving with friends for life.
Pakistani people are some of the kindest and friendliest people I have met while traveling, and they regard friendships highly. The people I met were the most hospitable people I have ever met on my travels. Each person radiated welcoming energy.I could sense it came from a sincere place.
Pakistan is safer to travel to than you think
Previously, when I have been abroad, I usually purchase from street vendors and market stalls before asking to take a photo, but in Pakistan, the people were so open to the idea of me taking pictures and welcomed my presence. In addition, they offered their stories and local insight to help better my trip and experience as they genuinely wanted me to have the best experience imaginable. On multiple occasions, I was even gifted items to take home!
Historical heritage in Pakistan
Although Pakistan is a relatively young state, having appeared in 1947 after the British left the area, they have a rich history and records of the civilization date back thousands of years ago. Furthermore, the country has distinct
roots portrayed in its traditions, social organization, and culture.
If you are familiar with the history of the Pyramids and walls of Babylon, you will be interested to know that Pakistan is home to the land which was occupied by the equally developed Harappan culture. It’s even thought that these people invented the world’s first toilet flush system, as well as extravagant plumbing and sewerage systems.
Nowadays, Pakistan is home to the second-largest muslin population in the world. Previously, it has also been home to many Buddhist kingdoms over the centuries. If you are interested in learning more about these communities, you can visit the Buddha statues in Pakistan. Admittedly, they are smaller in size compared to the (now destroyed) Buddha statues in Afghanistan’s Bamiyan Valley, but they are worth visiting.
- You Can Visit All Year-Round
Although Pakistan is located on the same latitude as Iran and Egypt, note that it is not a hot climate everywhere you go. They have a diverse country, from the warmer plains of Sindh and Punjab, which rarely get cold, to the northern mountains. If you aren’t accustomed to the heat, you may wish to visit the south areas of Sindh and Punjab in the winter months (December-March) to experience milder warm weather that is much more bearable compared to the summer.
The northern Karakoram Mountain Range is breathtaking, but I would advise against visiting in the months between October and April as the ground can be unstable, and the area is prone to natural disasters.
- Not Like How It’s Portrayed In The Media
It saddens me how much bad press this beautiful country gets in the media. From my experience, the people couldn’t have been lovelier and more accommodating. Beyond this, the media gives a somewhat outdated view of Pakistan. Faith is a significant part of the culture, but this isn’t the outdated picture you might expect due to past unfair media depictions of their religious practice.
As determined by the practice and traditions of Islam, women within a community or family are regarded at the highest level and demonstrated to show enormous strength and resilience as an integral part of their family and the wider community. Women from Pakistan have higher levels of education, with a vast majority of the women I met having achieved a master’s degree at University.