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Islamabad 2nd on world’s most beautiful capitals list – 10 places to visit

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Islamabad 2nd on world’s most beautiful capitals list – 10 places to visit


Islamabad is the capital of Pakistan and is famous for its lovely and beautiful scenery. The city presents amazing attraction points for tourists. There are so many beautiful and historical places in Islamabad. Here in this post above I have tried to mention most of them, I hope you guys like it.

#1 Faisal Masjid

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Faisal Mosque situated in the heart of Islamabad and Margalla hills is the biggest mosque in South Asia and the sixth largest mosque in the world. It is one of most well-architected masjid located on an elevated area of land with the beautiful Margalla hills in the backdrop.

Its enviable location gives the mosque,a  great importance and allows it to be seen from miles away around day and night. The mosque’s architecture is strikingly modern and unique, lacking both the traditional domes and arches of most other mosques around the world.So this should be on the top of your wishlist.

#2 Centaurus

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The Centaurus Mall which located in Islamabad is an iconic retail, entertainment, and lifestyle destination that stimulates visitors with its lively mix of retail and entertainment segments. This is Pakistan’s most successful destination for shopping and family entertainment along with Safa Gold Mall.

The combination of the stunning architecture, the size, quality of shopping, leisure, and convenience fascinate people not only from Islamabad but also from other major cities of Pakistan.

#3 Pakistan Monument

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The Pakistan Monument is a national monument and heritage museum located on the Shakarparian in Islamabad, Pakistan, aimed to symbolize national unity and  is also a  popular picnic destination. Museum is created to give tribute those who sacrificed there all life for a separate homeland.

The government of Pakistan built this museum to showcase some special movements in the making of Pakistan. The museum facilities include audio documentaries, books of history and media center. Pakistan Monument Museum is one of the best historical sites,a history lover will ever come across in Pakistan.

#4 Daman-e-Koh

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Daman-e-Koh is a viewing point and hill top garden located in the middle of the Margalla Hills. Its name is a conjunction of two Persian words, which together means foot hills. The whole Islamabad city can be seen by standing on Daman-e-Koh. The picnic point Pir-sohawa is the attraction for tourists on Daman-e-Koh. It looks most glamorous and stunning as night falls.

#5 Saidpur Village

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Saidpur Village situated on the slopes of Margalla Hills, in the east of Damaan-e-Koh in Islamabad is one of the oldest villages of Pakistan. More than five hundred years old Saidpur Village is known for its heritage, history, and folklore.

These days the village is serving as one of the favorite picnic places in Islamabad for both local and foreign visitors. The village inclining on the slopes of Margalla Hills presents an attractive view in soft light of morning and evening.

#6 Lok Virsa Museum

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Lok Virsa Museum is situated in Islamabad. It displays the cultural heritage of Pakistan. The living style of the different areas of Pakistan is exhibited in it,which is in the form of statues, pictures, pottery, music and textile work. Lok Virsa is the finest cultural museum in Pakistan.It preserves and promotes the tangible and in-tangible heritage of the country.This Heritage Museum fascinates the history lovers.

#7 Rawal Lake

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It is a famous picnic place for the people of Rawalpindi & Islamabad. Rawal Lake Point is extremely beautiful with lush green lawns, flowering trees and secluded paths along with that boating, sailing, water skating and diving facilities are organized by private clubs.Families can never ask for a place better than Rawal lake where every individual member of the family can enjoy.

#8 F9 Park or Fatima Jinnah Park

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Fatima Jinnah Park which is also known as F-9 Park, is a public recreational park situated located in Islamabad, Pakistan. The park is one of the largest covered areas in Pakistan. It is named after Fatima Jinnah, the younger sister of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan.

The park’s builder, Michael Japero, took five years to design it.Now its even more attractive for the teenagers since Megazone which comprises of games like laser-tag etc and Family ENT is also a part of it.

#9 Hiking trail (Margalla Hills)

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Islamabad is definitely one of the best places to visit on a holiday. The Margalla Hills are full of hiking trails that snake their way up ridge tops and down through forested valleys. In my opinion, it is the best hiking trail available in the city to start a hike.

One of the reasons for it being the best is its beauty, as a stream of water flows along the trail, cold and crystal clear. You’re never short of water, and when you need to rest, you can always stop by and relax with your feet in the water.

#10 Serena Hotel Islamabad

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The Islamabad Serena Hotel is a symbol of East-meets-West Hospitality in Pakistan’s capital. Magnifying the trademarks of Islamic architecture, the property is laced with terraces and pavilions, while inside, sumptuous dark-wood furniture and an abundance of pink-and-red furnishings recall the traditions of the northern valley of Swat. From the rooftop swimming pool, guests can admire surrounding views, as they gaze upon the verdant mountains in the distance.

Serena Hotel in Islamabad stands at the foot of the Margalla Hills on fourteen acres of land with beautiful gardens and the serene shore of the Rawal Lake attract guests from all over the country.

Saba is an enthusiastic journalist with a Computer Science degree, that enables her to analyze latest happenings from a creativity techy perspective.

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