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Ten interesting facts about Pakistan

1. Pakistan is home to one of the largest salt mines in the world. 2. On November 11, 1949, some fishermen from Baba Bhit Island captured a whale weighing between 14,000 and 19,000 kilograms (15 and 21 tons), 12 meters (41 feet) long and 7 meters (23 feet) wide. This was listed for 37 years in the Guinness Book of World Records as one of the largest catches, until...

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Pakistani Cuisine

Chapati Chapati is a staple in Pakistan. It is a whole wheat flatbread that is cooked using a flat skillet called tava. The diameter of chapati varies from region to region, but usually, those made in domestic kitchens measure 15 to 18 centimeters (6 to 7 inches). When eaten for breakfast, chapati is usually slathered with butter. Chapati is versatile as it can also...

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What to do in Pakistan

Go on a mountaineering adventure Few other places in the world can claim as high a concentration of the greatest peaks as Pakistan. The northern region of Pakistan is home to five 8,000 meter (26,000 foot) peaks, including the world’s second highest mountain, the K2 . There are about 150 peaks higher than 7,000 meters (23,000 feet), with hundreds more waiting to be...


Where to go in Pakistan

Gilgit-Baltistan Gilgit-Baltistan is a major mountaineering hub in Pakistan. One of its greatest attractions is the Nanga Parbat, or the “Naked Mountain.” With its height of 8,126 meters (26,660 feet), it is the ninth tallest mountain in the world. Nanga Parbat has what is often called the highest mountain face in the world: the 4,600 meter (15,000 foot) Rupal Face...


When to visit Pakistan

Pakistan experiences a continental type of climate, in which great variations in daily weather and season are common. Pakistan has three major seasons – the cool winter season from October to February, the hot summer season from March to June, and the wet monsoon season from July to September. Summer in the plains typically has a temperature of around 38 °C (100 °F)...