Northwest Pakistan

Northwest Pakistan borders the FATA to the west and the Wakhan Corridor to the north.

WARNING: Northwest Pakistan is much more dangerous than other areas of Pakistan. If you must go, bring a local guide who knows the area well. Also, do not enter the FATA without a No Objection Certificate or you may be arrested.
Swat River near Madyan

The region has a varied landscape including rugged mountains, valleys, hills and dense agricultural farms. There are a number of Buddhist archaeological sites from the Gandhara civilisation such as Takht Bhai and Pushkalavati. There are a number of other Buddhist and Hindu archaeological sites including Bala Hisar Fort, Butkara Stupa, Kanishka stupa, Chakdara, Panjkora Valley and Sehri Bahlol.

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Map of Northwest Pakistan

Saiful Muluk Lake
  • 3471.51 Peshawar – the capital city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the cultural centre of the region, and the focal point of Pashtun culture. It was the birthplace of the Taliban and is in the midst of an ideological struggle between moderates and extremists.
  • 34.1573.2166666666671 Abbottabad – a military garrison city, obtaining infamy as the place where Osama bin Laden had been hiding for much of the time following the US invasion of Afghanistan until his death during a raid on his compound by U.S. Navy SEALs.
  • 34.14527777777871.7308333333331 Charsadda
  • 35.20583333333371.8755555555561 Dir
  • 34.2172.0430555555561 Mardan
  • 34.78333333333372.3666666666671 Mingora
  • 34.90777777777873.6491666666671 Naran
  • 34.36666666666771.951 Shabqadar

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