The Walled City Of Lahore Pakistan

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Walled City Of Lahore Pt-1

A fortified area of around 256 hectares and with population of more than 200,000 in the middle of the Lahore city is called The Walled City of Lahore or Androon Sher which is almost 4,000 years old. The area is full of mosques, havelis (enclosed mansions with courtyards) and British colonial buildings, many dilapidated. Until now, much of the restoration and demolition work in the old city has been piecemeal, unregulated, and often privately funded. Walled City of Lahore is the epitome of local human art and culture. Life within the Walled City, even today gives us glimpses of the old traditions and essence of true Punjab. The Walled City of Lahore is a section that was fortified by a city wall during the Mughal era. Much of the wall is still standing along with the thirteen fabled gates which are: Akbari Gate, Bhatti Gate, Dehli Gate, Kashmiri Gate, Lahori Gate, Masti Gate, Mochi Gate, Mori Gate, Roshnai Gate, Shahalmi Gate, Shairanwala Gate, Taxali Gate and Yakki Gate. Every gate has its own story and the people there have their own specific ways of living. Its like twelve different worlds, timelessly enclosed in a universe called Lahore.

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