Pakistan is a wonderful mixture of cultures. It is a unique country that is often overlooked when considering a list of countries worthy of visiting, yet for those who have taken the opportunity to explore its many ecliptic markets, historical sites and unique landscape, it is often one they hold most dear.
Traveling to Pakistan can be a challenge for some due to the density, but cost while there are most reasonable and that makes it an affordable place to visit, especially for those who like to back-pack. So you may be wondering what the top reasons for traveling to Pakistan are, sit back and read on and you will gain an understanding of what this country has to offer.
1: Pakistan is safe
There are many that comment on safety when you speak of traveling to Pakistan, but surprisingly, even though its climate can be dangerous in some areas, overall Pakistan is safe. Obviously, you will need to stay away from hot spots such as Afghanistan and the border regions, but most other areas are friendly and safe. The problem for Pakistan is that the media continually focus on the Taliban and the problems that occur in the mountain and countryside. Yes, the odd time you may need a police escort to reach some areas, but overall, the Pakistan people are warm, welcoming and always happy to share their cultural uniqueness with those from other countries.
2: Pakistani People are Incredible
As a general rule, the people of Pakistan are kind, hospitable and welcoming. Whether in the largest cities or the smallest towns, locals are helpful and always willing to share secrets about the country to travelers looking for a true Pakistan experience. People who we have spoken to have been welcomed into people’s homes, share meals and made to feel like family. When you consider all things, it is remarkable that they remain some of the friendliest to outsiders, and it is one of the things about Pakistan that is so enduring.
3: Incredible Landscapes
Make no mistake about it, Pakistan is a gorgeous country with much to offer. It is most famous for its mountains, glaciers, rivers, forests and valleys. The country plays host to five of the tallest peaks in the world and offers mountain climbing, trekking and rafting let alone a diverse countryside that never seems to stop marveling its beauty.
3: Pakistan has the Unexpected
Be prepared to experience the unexpected. This is not meant in the way of danger or trouble, but in how the people treat you. A friend of mine traveled the countryside in Pakistan and on more than one occasion while visiting small towns had locals inviting him to special town parties to celebrate his arrival and time in Pakistan. For those from western countries, this is a strange thing to experience being the same welcoming behaviour would never be bestowed to others visiting local regions.
4: Historical Silk Road
Visiting Pakistan is like stepping back in time. The ancient historical silk road is one travelled by Marco Polo that linked the worlds treasures to the many dynasties of middle Asia. While on the route, you can do so by car, bike, motorcycle or by foot and while doing so experience the different faiths that make up Pakistan, with those being Islam, Buddhism and Curry.