Khewra Salt Mine, Khewra

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Follow in the footsteps of Alexander the Great and see a mosque built from salt rocks at Khewra Salt Mine. In 320 BCE, Alexander’s troops discovered the mine, and during British rule the mining engineer developed the main tunnel. Nowadays, you can take a train tour around the mine, seeing the incredible salt mosque, as well as many attractive saltwater pools. Don't miss the artistic carvings in the mine, including a model of the Great Wall of China. On your journey, you’ll pass through crystal valley, as well as a tunnel with crystals in its walls. The mine remains the country’s largest source of salt. Plan your Khewra Salt Mine visit and explore what else you can see and do in Khewra using our Khewra family vacation planner.
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  • August 2, 2017
    The sat mines are a great place for any one interested in the geology. For kids, it is an excellent opportunity to learn about rocks & minerals. For anyone coming from Islamabad, one can easily visit ...  more »
  • July 22, 2017
    Situated forty five minutes from teh main motor way, this mine was first discovered by Alexander the great's troops in 325BC.  more »
  • July 20, 2017
    Amazing place. You have the option of a small train ride to take you inside the or you can walk. We decided to walk but we would definitely take the train next time as we had children with us who were...  more »
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  • July 16, 2017
    Excellent place for picnic. One advice that you should bring food from home. There a nice covered area to eat.
  • July 12, 2017
    I would not mention the history of this place here because it could break the suspence of you. Just wanna say this place is awesome. If you wanna go here than cooke and take food with you. Because the food of that area is not very well.
  • May 1, 2017
    A beautiful educational informative place to visit especially with growing children since its part of the educational syllabi of the primary and higher educational curriculum. Kids enjoyed the most.
  • July 5, 2017
    One of the biggest salt mines in the world... Specifically the second biggest salt mine in the world after Goderich, Ontario in Canada.. It is said to have been discovered by the horses of Alexander the great... The fastest way to reach there is thorough motorway M2. The mines are located 30km east of Lilla interchange towards Pind Dadan Khan. Road signs are quite visible too...
  • July 5, 2017
    Excellent natural place to visit...

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