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Level 1
kashan
Overall rating: 9
Overall Guide: Peshawar is going to be a mega city in next ten to fifteen years. It has the potential of becoming a great business hub of Pakistan.Nice development work in progress in Peshawar.work on ring road, canal road, northern bypass and rapid bus under progress. shaukat khanum ,Indus hospital and Peshawar institute of cardiology are under construction.
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areeba
Overall rating: 6
Overall Guide: Peshawar is a city of Pakistan the in October is very hot over there it is a very good place and people of it are very good. It is near Jamrud and its latitude is 60 to 65 degree east and it is in the province of Khyber pakhtoon khua and mathra is in north of it is a beautiful place.
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Level 15
He/She travels:
Family
Overall rating: 6
Overall Guide:  Peshawar is now officially recognized as been one of the oldest living cities in Asia. Its history and culture has continued uninterrupted since several centuries. Peshawar was a major center of Buddhist learning until the 10th century. As an indication of its importance. Peshawar emerged as a center of both Hindi and Pushtu intellectuals. its dominant culture for much of British rule was that of the Hindi speaker.also referred to as "Khaarian" (city dwellers in pashto)Peshawar is located in an area that was dominated by various tribes of in do-Iranian origin. Peshawar had a population of 120000 in ... More the year 100BCE making it the seventh most populous in the world. Peshawar continues to be a city that link Pakistan with Afghanistan as well as central Asia. And has emerged as an important regional city in Pakistan. It remains a focal point for Pushtu culture.
Not to be missed:
Hunza valley
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peshawar Musium
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Muhammad Isfahan Haider
Overall rating: 10
Overall Guide:  Peshawar is known as 'The city Of hospitality'. People living here in Peshawar are very much respectful and hostile and mostly educated as well. I am also a permanent Residential of Peshawar, and i personally believe person one who lives at a place should in fact must have the knowledge of that particular place, dress, food, culture,religion and a lot more. So let me start with the food Chapli kabab is the most famous and delicious food amongst all the other foods in Peshawar. People living mostly wear our national dress i.e, Shalwar Qamees. The relgion that is mostly worshiped in Peshawar is ... More Islam, however people from other religions are also here like Sikhs, Hindus and Christians. There are several places that dont forget to visit will when having a tour to Peshawar. These places are the Fort of "Bhala Hisar", the famous masjid of Peshawar "Masjid Mahabat Khan". From education point of view you can visit "University Of Peshawar". If you are interesed in Ancient things you can visit "Peshawar Museum" and "Ghor Gatri' as well. And for tasty and spicy food do not forget to visit "Namak Mandi" as well. Pashton culture is mostly followed in Peshawar And besides this Hindko culture is the second most.
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Level 9
He/She travels:
Friends
Overall Guide: Before Peshawar is very beautiful city but today it became change there is much rush and many problem we are coming to enjoy but alas there is nothing to enjoy.
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Khalid
Overall rating: 7
Overall Guide: Peshawar is an old city, it is rout for central asia to China, to Afghanistan, Iran, India, Nepal, RUSSIA etc; its way for transit trade etc; from Arabs to India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, bey of Bengal & its way to trade from Asia to Arab countries & Central africa & also for Europe to Asia etc.
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Level 9
He/She travels:
Friends
Overall rating: 6
Overall Guide: I Like Peshawar because this a place of rich historical heritage and a rich em boded architecture like... i have studied also one of the best and a hundred years old college named as islamia college peshawar its a very historical incidental city and the other main point is it is the home place of legend actor and tragedy king of Bollywood film industry name as DILLIP KUMAR (YOUSAF KHAN) and this city is the birth place best film actor named as RAJ KAPOOR of bollywood film industry.. and the other historicalplaces like (Ghanta GHAR, BALA HISAR FORT, EDWARD COLLEGE, MASJID MHABAT KHAN, ITS QISSA KHWANI BAZAR, KHUBER BAZAR, ARE THE OLDEST MARKETS OF THE TIME...
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ARCHITECTURE
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See Interesting places
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mahdiah
Overall rating: 8
Overall Guide: I think peshawar city is a really nice one, i had not been there but i really want to go one day. I have so many friends out there who i met on social network and they're really nice persons, i mean, when we get to travell abroud, includ pakistan , it's good to have a friend for accompanied us when we get there.
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culture
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wajid ali
Overall rating: 10
Overall Guide: This is the city where live lions the world should respect it! As these lions also respect the world.
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MAAz
Overall rating: 5
Overall Guide: A place well worthy of a visit but not good to live ...!! because it lacks many facilities and the security situation is at high alert all the time ...
Not to be missed:
Peshawar university
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sadar
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army stadium
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Level 1
aman
Overall rating: 6
Overall Guide: Great city.
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Level 9
Overall rating: 7
Overall Guide: places to see qilla bala hisaar, army stadium, company bagh, qissa khani, meena bazar, wazir bagh, shahi bagh, beejo ke qabar.
Not to be missed:
qissa khani
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beejo ke qabbar
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wazir bagh
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Level 9
Overall rating: 7
Overall Guide: Peshawar is a very beautiful city. There are big parks in this city. I also live here.There is an Army Stadium. There are very big universities in this city. Qila bala isar is also in Peshawar
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greenary
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Level 9
Overall rating: 5
Overall Guide: Is a good city but boring due to expesive shopping and dirty places...
Not to be missed:
islamia college
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army stadium
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Level 1
asma urooj
Overall rating: 6
Overall Guide: My peshawar is so beautiful place for me. Here poeple is so loved and nice. Peshawar is city of my dreams and when my dreams is complete then peshawar is most one in the only city of peace. We nd to us a new second name of peshawar the land of beauty in paskistan.
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REHANA MALIK
Overall rating: 9
Overall Guide: HY I M REHANA PESHAWAR IS VERY BEAUTIFUL CITY ITS A VERY EDUCATED CITY.
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Level 9
Overall rating: 10
Overall Guide: This is the time to review the total condition of Peshawar. Now, through any angle it doesn't seems a historic, cultural, or advanced city. Nobody can expect it was the gate way to Central Asia. It's perhaps passing through the worse of its decline. The city of flowers has become now the city of dirt. I am sad...
Not to be missed:
julery
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shoping malls
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food
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Nawab Ali
Overall rating: 10
Overall Guide: Peshawar ho Peshawar de kana, this definition of peshawar is enough for every one. furthermore, peshawar is a nice place/city at pakistan, may allah keep peshawar SHAD O Abad.
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ikram ur rahman
Overall rating: 10
Overall Guide: Peshawar are most attractive place.. and can affordable to all the people either they are poor or rich.. Peshawar is safe place, don't be afraid of , invest more to get profit, peshawar is one of the most big city for bussines or other.
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Level 9
Overall rating: 10
Overall Guide:  Peshawar is the cultural centre of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa; its culture has evolved over the years and has been principally influenced by Ghandhara culture, Pakhtun culture and Hindko culture. The province in which Peshawar is located has a population that is predominantly Pakhtun. However, Peshawar itself, up until the 1980s, consisted of a predominantly Hindko-speaking population — Hindko-speaking people are ancient inhabitants of the land. Both the Pakhtun and Hindko cultures share commonalities, with the geographical origins of each forming the basis for distinction — the Hindko-speaking people are mostly urbanites, ... More whereas the majority of Pakhtuns came from rural backgrounds, and differences can therefore be found in customs such as marriage ceremonies and style of living.[36] With the Soviet war in Afghanistan in the 1980s and the influx of Afghan refugees into Pakistan, Peshawar became home for many Afghan musicians and artists.[37] The city has also become the centre for Pashto music and cinema, as well as Dari music for the Tajiks, and a thriving Persian language book-publishing sector is now established in Peshawar; Islamic Shia literature is the primary output of the Peshawar publishing industry and it is located in the Qissa Khawani Bazaar. Following the election of the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) Islamic coalition in 2002, restrictions on public musical performances was introduced, as well as a ban prohibiting the playing of recorded music on public transport; however, a thriving underground scene has developed in Peshawar.[38] In 2008, the secular political party, the Awami National Party (ANP), swept elections and won power from the Islamic coalition. Since the ANP assumed power in Peshawar, a greater focus has shifted towards the areas of culture and the arts, but the party has been hindered by a well-established conservatism among the population and the Taliban militancy. In June 2012, a Pashto singer, Ghazala Javed, and her father were killed in the city, with the subsequent investigation revealing that the pair were murdered. Javed's career was very successful and her death occurred close to three years after the death of another promising Pashto musical artist, Aiyman Udas, who was also murdered in a fringe area of the city. Such incidents have been associated with Peshawar's conservative culture and the influence of the Taliban, the latter being the reason for Javed's relocation to Peshawar, as the Taliban had strengthened its presence in the Peshawar Valley in 2007.[39] Historically, the old city of Peshawar was a heavily guarded citadel that consisted of high walls. In the 21st century, only remnants of the walls remain, but the houses and havelis continue to structures of significance. Most of the houses are constructed of unbaked bricks, with the incorporation of wooden structures for protection against earthquakes, with many composed of wooden doors and latticed wooden balconies. Numerous examples of the city's old architecture can still be seen in areas such as Sethi Mohallah. In the old city, located in inner-Peshawar, many historic monuments and bazaars exist in the 21st century, including the Mohabbat Khan Mosque, Kotla Mohsin Khan, Chowk Yadgar and the Qissa Khawani Bazaar. Due to the damage caused by rapid growth and development, the old walled city has been identified as an area that urgently requires restoration and protection. Author, Dr Raj Wali Shah Khattak, a former director of the Pushto Academy and a senior academic at the University of Peshawar, has written in his book, An Intangible Heritage: The Walled City of Peshawar: To protect the inheritance of the walled city of Peshawar, the establishment of a heritage centre should be a priority. The centre should have audio and visual documentation equipment so that every aspect of culture and life, be it folklore, music, types of instruments, stories, etc., can be recorded. Moreover, visual documentation of customs and traditions should include marriage functions, clothing, lifestyle, manners and habits. Research into the oral nature of life in the bazars and streets, both during the day and at night, should be carried out to preserve this historical record. Fairs, festivals and traditions, both secular and religious, should be included in this record.[40] The walled city was surrounded by several main gates that served as the main entry points into the city — in January 2012, an announcement was made that the government plans to address the damage that has left the gates largely non-existent over time, with all of the gates targeted for restoration.[25] The numerous gates include: Lahori Gate, Sarasia Gate, Ganj Gate, Sirki Gate, Sard Chah Gate and Kohati Gate. Former gates that were demolished were Kabuli Gate, Berikian Gate, Bajori Gate, Yakatut Gate, Dabgari Gate, Kachahri Gate and Hasht Nagri Gate.
Not to be missed:
peshawar Musium
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chacha younas park
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Peshawar university
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Info about Peshawar

Area:
1257 Km2
Elevation:
510 m
Population:
2,955,254 
Overview
Peshawar is the capital of the North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan. Its name translates directly into ‘City on the Frontier’ in Persian. The city is home to a population of over two million people. Earlier known as Purushapura, Peshawar is an economic and cultural centre.
Peshawar has a desirable climate with moderate summers and cool winters. Winters are experienced during December to March, while summers extend from May to September. Rainfall is received in winters as well as summers. The climate is conducive to tourism.
Historically, Peshawar was among the main trade centres in South Asia. It continues to serve as a link between Pakistan and Afghanistan and still is the centre of Pakhtun culture. Its economy is based mainly on handicrafts, silk and cotton textiles, footwear and processed food.
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What to visit

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Fort Bala Hisar
 Landmarks and Historic sites
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Deans Trade Centre
 Stores and shopping malls
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Peshawar university
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Charsi tikka Shop
 Stores and shopping malls
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Hayatabad
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Sadar
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Dara khyber
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Islamia college
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Museum
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Namak mandi
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Qisa khuwani bazaar
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Army stadium
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Culture
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Peshawar Musium
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Roads
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Chacha younas park
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Dara khyber
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Food
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Greenary
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Inner city
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Meena Bazar
 Flea and street markets
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Peshawar University
 Landmarks and Historic sites
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See Interesting places
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Airport
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Andar sher

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