Minar-e-Pakistan, Lahore

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Covered in white marble and reflecting infamous Mughal and Islamic architecture, Minar-e-Pakistan commemorates Pakistani independence gained in 1940. A modern park surrounds the monument, buzzing with activity both day and night. Climb up 324 stairs or take an elevator to reach the top, standing at 92 m (300 ft) high where panoramic views across the city and surrounding mountains await. Look a little closer at the base of the monument to spot Quranic verses, the national anthem and other inscriptions, as well as the 99 names of Allah on the ten marble slabs. Don't miss the tomb of Hafeez Jalandhari-- the writer of the national anthem-- in the courtyard. Using our international travel planner, Lahore attractions like Minar-e-Pakistan can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Minar-e-Pakistan very nice beautiful place to take pictures with your family and friends its very beautiful during night time because it has many lights there.  more »
  • A place that reminds us of great Pakistan's history A public place now prohibited for public ; only u can stare at from distance  more »
  • This was a beautiful place with amazing history Obviously the security is a bit over the top but less than many places around the world. The gardens are well kept with a delicious collection of flower...  more »

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