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kashan
10/18/2014
Overall rating: 9
General opinion: 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
10/24/2013
Overall rating: 6
General opinion: 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
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Family
9/28/2013
Overall rating: 6
General opinion:  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
9/27/2013
Overall rating: 10
General opinion:  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
9/14/2013
General opinion: 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
9/12/2013
Overall rating: 7
General opinion: 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
General opinion: 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
7/24/2013
Overall rating: 8
General opinion: 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
7/12/2013
Overall rating: 10
General opinion: This is the city where live lions the world should respect it! As these lions also respect the world.
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MAAz
7/11/2013
Overall rating: 5
General opinion: 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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aman
6/15/2013
Overall rating: 6
General opinion: Great city.
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Level 9
6/10/2013
Overall rating: 7
General opinion: 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
5/15/2013
Overall rating: 7
General opinion: 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
5/13/2013
Overall rating: 5
General opinion: 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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asma urooj
4/30/2013
Overall rating: 6
General opinion: 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
4/26/2013
Overall rating: 9
General opinion: HY I M REHANA PESHAWAR IS VERY BEAUTIFUL CITY ITS A VERY EDUCATED CITY.
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Nawab Ali
4/7/2013
Overall rating: 10
General opinion: 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
3/24/2013
Overall rating: 10
General opinion: 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
3/23/2013
Overall rating: 10
General opinion:  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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Level 9
3/17/2013
Overall rating: 9
General opinion:  Peshawar is the capital of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and the administrative centre (but not the capital) for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan In ancient times Peshawar was known as Purushapura and it was established by the Central Asian Kushans. During the Mughal era the modern city of Peshawar was established by Akbar in the 16th century. The city was actually one of the primary trading centers on the ancient Silk Route. Peshawar was an intersection for the various cultures between the South, Central Asia and the Middle East. Peshawar being located right at the edge of the Khyber ... More Pass close to the Afghan border, Peshawar is now the political, commercial, economic, and cultural capital of the Pashtuns.Islamia College is an educational institution located in the city of Peshawar of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province (previously North-West Frontier Province (NWFP)), Pakistan. It was founded in October 1913 by Nawab Sir Sahibzada Abdul Qayyum and Sir George Roos-Keppel and is considered one of the most prestigious academic institutions of Pakistan Peshawar Museum was built in 1906-07 in the memory of Queen Victoria. Of the Rs. 60,000 cost, Rs. 45,000 was donated by the public of the NWFP while Rs. 15,000 was contributed by the Director General of Archaeology, India. The first object (Punched Mark Coins) was registered on November 2, 1906. After completion of the building, the museum was organized in November 1907 to house the Gandharan sculptures excavated from the major Gandharan sites of Shah-ji-ki-Dheri Peshawar, Sahri Bahlol, and Takht-i-Bahi in the Mardan District. Later, antiquity from Jamal Garhi and other Gandharan sites excavated by the British scholars was also added to the collection. The Khyber Pass is a 53-kilometer (33-miles) passage through the Hindu Kush mountain range. It connects the northern frontier of Pakistan with Afghanistan. At its narrowest point, the pass is only 3 meters wide. The history of the Khyber Pass as a strategic gateway dates from 326 B.C., when Alexander the Great and his army marched through the Khyber to reach the plains of India. From there, he sailed down Indus River and led his army across the desert of Gedrosia. In the A.D. 900s, Persian, Mongol, and Tartar armies forced their way through the Khyber, bringing Islam to India. Centuries later, India became part of the British Empire, and British troops defended the Khyber Pass from the British Indian side. During the Afghan Wars the pass was the scene of numerous skirmishes between Anglo-Indian soldiers and native Afghans. Particularly well known is the battle of January 1842, in which about 16,000 British and Indian troops were killed. The British constructed a road through the pass in 1879 and converted it into a highway during the 1920s. A railroad was also built here in the 1920s The Khyber train safari is a railway route in the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan. The colonial era railway route has been described as "a journey into time and history". It consists of a train pulled by two vintage steam locomotives built in 1920s that takes passengers through breathtaking and rugged mountainous terrain. The train covers a total of 42 kilometers through 34 tunnels and 92 bridges and culverts. The local tribesmen are allowed a free ride on the train as per the agreement reached between them and the British back in the colonial era and which is still honored by the Pakistan government.Bala Hisar is one of the most historic places of Peshawar. The words are of Persian origin meaning, "elevated or high fort". According to Dr. Hussain Khan, the name was given by the Afghan King Taimur Shah Durrani (1773-1793). The Sikhs named it Samir Garh in 1834 but the name did not become popular. The fort stands on a high mound in the northwestern corner of Peshawar City
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