Multan-The City of Saints

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Multan is fifth largest city of Pakistan. Located in south central Punjab province, at the bank of River Chenab, Multan is known as the city of Sufis or city of saints. A circular road around the rampart gives access to the city through thirteen gates. Multan is an ancient city and has preserved its structures. It is a prosperous city crowded with bazaars, shrines and tombs.

The city is full of colors. There are a lot of distinguishing features about Multan, such as the unique white and blue ceramics, medicated Multan sand, variety of cultivable Mangoes , the hospitable accommodation in Multan   and so on. The city is well-planned and is very valuable to trade and heritage.

 

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Multan Museum

Multan Museum is a historical place. It has a wide collection of coins, medals, postage stamps of the former State of Bahawalpur. It also contains manuscripts, documented inscriptions, wood carvings, camel-skin paintings, historical models and stone carvings of the Islamic and Pre-Islamic periods.  Punjab Government is working to make a new room for Multan museum by converting the famous Ghanta Ghar building into new Museum building.

 

Mausoleums

Mausoleums

The city of Sufis is famous because of residence of various mausoleums. The best known mausoleums are of Hazrat Baha-ud-Din Zakaria, Tomb of Shah Rukn-e-Alam, Hazrat Shamsuddin Sabzwari Multani, Mausoleum of Shah Gardez, Mausoleum of Musa Pak Shaheed, and Mausoleum of Hazrat Hafiz Muhammad Jamal Multani. Their architecture is very artistic and makes them a must visit.

 

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Multan Fort

Multan Fort is also called Kohna Fort or Qila Kohna Qasim Bagh. Located at the city center, it was built on the mound separated from the city by River Ravi but was destroyed by British forces during their occupation. The fort is famous for Dam Dama (a massive block of building constructed on mound), Tomb of Shah Rukne Alam, Nigar khana (collection of art work) and four doorways of the fort (Qasim gate, Sikhi gate, Khizri gate and Hareri gate).

 

Tips:

Restaurants

Many five stars to affordable middle sized restaurants can be found in the city. They offer the perfect Punjabi taste of food. Aromatic cuisine comprises of Saag, Lassi, Mutton Karahi and many more that are delicious and flavorsome.

Shopping
Multan is famous for its handicraft stuff. The old city has narrow colorful, bazaars full of local handicrafts. Multan is connected to the textile industry which makes it rich in product variety. Shopping at Multan is fun because Multan has a cultural touch.

Hotels
Jovago Pakistan has many guest houses and hotels in Multan with different price ranges. Book now on No 1 online hotel booking site of Pakistan and get the best prices.

Money
Pakistan Rupees, All International Credit Card (Visa/MasterCard) are accepted in the ATM.

Exchange Rate
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Country Code
+9261

Airport
Multan International Airport is situated 4 km west from city center.

 

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