Very near the largest of Pakistan’s freshwater lakes is a town of definite interest to the curious traveller: Thatta. This is a site of great importance, perhaps one of the places in the country richest in historic value and monuments, yet just slightly less fast-paced than its fellows on the same list-such as Lahore, for example. The town is a bit more relaxed and old world in comparison, which renders it doubly attractive for those looking for a shot of deep Pakistani culture.
Thatta also boasts one of the biggest and most well-known necropolises in the world: the Makli Hill Necropolis. Situated just outside the town proper, this necropolis holds the remains of more than 100,000 persons, a large portion of them people of note and former [Read more…]