Pakistan, officially called the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a travel destination full of amazing things to see and do. Top experiences include heading to Lahore Fort, a 16th-century fortadel, and Badshahi Mosque, a 17-century domed temple. Find below more interesting travel information:
Pakistan is a South Asian country bordered by Iran to the west, Afghanistan to the northwest, China to the northeast, India to the east, and the Arabian Sea to the south.
Pakistan’s currency is the rupee (currency code: PKR). As a tourist, you can bring any amount of foreign currency into the country, and supposedly you get better exchange rates here for exchanging US dollars than other currencies.
The official languages of this country are Urdu and English. As such, English is widely spoken among the local population, chiefly as their second language, particularly in tourist areas.
Pakistan’s time zone is GMT+5 (Pakistan Standard Time). This is 5 hours ahead of London (GMT), 10 hours ahead of Washington DC (GMT-5) and 6 hours behind Canberra (GMT+11).
This country’s main airports are Jinnah International (3-letter code: KHI), located in Karachi, and Islamabad International (3-letter code: ISB), located in Islamabad.
Top cuisine in Pakistan includes biryani. Although seemingly a straightforward plate of meat and rice, this dish is famed for its subtle, sophisticated mix of spices!
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