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Frontier Model School, Warsak Road, Peshawar

 

Peshawar is one of the oldest cities of the world . It is a conservative Islamic city with a rich history. It offers everything from goldsmiths and silversmiths, traditional carpets (one of the big exports of Pakistan today), pottery, and clothing to artwork in wood, brass or semi-precious stones. The old walled city was known for its 16 gates: Hashtnagri, Lahori, Ganj, Yakka Thoot, Kohati, Sirki, Sard Chah, Beriskian, Ramdas, Dabgari, Bajouri, Kabuli, Asamai, Kachehri, Reti and Rampura Gate. The names given to these gates are significant. It was Sikh General Avitabile who built a mud wall surrounding the city. Under the British nearly the whole of the enclosure wall had been built of pucca brick.There are many bazaars with different goods and souvenirs for travellers. The main ones include the historic Qissa Khawani Bazaar, the Copper market, Chowk Yadgar and Andarsheher Bazaar. In addition because of its access to the Khyber pass, the Khyber train safari starts from here.

 

General

  • Governor's House
  • Mattani
  • Peshawar Garrison Club
  • Aviator's Station – The site where freedom fighters of the 1857 independence movement were blown from guns.
  • Kotla Mohsin Khan – The residence of Mazullah Khan, Seventeenth centaury Pushtoo poet
  • Durrani Graveyard
  • Kochi Bazar
  • Qissa Khwani Bazaar
  • Sethi Mohallah
  • Garhi Qamardin
  • Michni check Post-Last Border Post of Pakistan with Afghanistan Border.
  • Residence of Raj Kapoor,Famous Bollywood actor.

Forts

  • Bala Hisar Fort
  • Burj Hari Singh – Sikh fort founded by Sikh General Sardar Hari Singh Nalwa (no longer exists)

Hospitals

  • Lady Reading Hospital
  • Khyber Teaching Hospital
  • Hayatabad Medical Complex
  • Rehman Medical Complex
  • North-West Hospital
  • Govt.Children Hospital,HajiCamp,Peshawar

Colonial monuments

  • Bara Bridge built by Mughal rulers in 1629.
  • Chowk Yadgar – Formerly Hastings memorial
  • Cunningham clock tower built in 1900. Called Ghanta Ghar
  • Avitabile's Pavilion
  • Edwardes School – The residence of Yar Mohammad Khan, the last Durrani Governor of Peshawar

 



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