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Baltit Fort

The old name of Karimabad is Baltit. Above Karimabad is Baltit Fort, the place where the King of Hunza used to reside. Some arcitectural style is said to be influenced by Tibetian culture.
Karimabad

October 6th 2005
From Lahore it is only a six hour bus ride to Rawalpindi or Pindi as the locals say. In Rawalpindi the Karakorum Highway starts which eventually leads over the Khunjerab Pass to China. Taking the bus in Lahore went rather well, the only thing was that they droped my at the end of highway M2 outside Rawalpindi in the middle of nowhere. But the next rickshaw driver is never far away... At the main b ... read more
Asia » Pakistan » Northern Areas

Pakistani Flag The separation in 1947 of British India into the Muslim state of Pakistan (with two sections West and East) and largely Hindu India was never satisfactorily resolved, and India and Pakistan have fought two wars - in 1947-48 and 1965 - over the disput... ... read more
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