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Multan, Pakistan: Discovering the Spiritual Elegance of 'The City of Saints'

Updated: Feb 23

Multan, known as 'The City of Saints' has been a place of interest for tourists because of its rich spiritual heritage and cultural tapestry. It is one of the oldest cities of Pakistan with almost 5,000 years of history, heritage and culture dripping from its buildings. It is a charming place full of traditional ambience and the lure of the days gone by. Join us to explore three captivating places that make Multan a must-visit destination!


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1. City Wall of Multan (Faseel e Multan) City Wall of Multan, also known as Faseel e Multan, is an ancient wall encircling the old city of Multan. It was built and rebuilt many times as it was destroyed in battles. Originally constructed during an unknown period, the current wall, built in 1756 AD, encircles the old city and boasts six impressive gates: Lohari Gate, Pak Gate, Bohar Gate, Delhi Gate, Haram Gate, and Daulat Gate. Each gate whispers stories of Multan's storied past, inviting visitors to step into a world where history and architecture coalesce.


Lahori Gate: The main entrance to the Red Fort in Delhi
(photo from: https://travelmultan.blogspot.com/2011/06/delhi-gate-multan.html)

2. Sufi Shrines: Shah Rukn-e-Alam Shrine and Tomb of Bahauddin Zakariya The Shah Rukn-e-Alam Shrine is a beautiful example of Sufi architecture dedicated to the respected saint Shah Rukn-e-Alam. Its detailed design and peaceful atmosphere offer a special experience for visitors. The Tomb of Bahauddin Zakariya, another important site in Multan, reflects the teachings of the Sufi saint Bahauddin Zakariya. These places are not just religious landmarks but also display enduring architectural beauty.


Shah Rukn-e-Alam Shrine
(photo from: https://pakistantour.com.pk/tour/tour-pakistan/)

3. Hussain Agahi Bazaar Vibrant traditional bazaars and markets of Multan. Hussain Agahi Bazaar is a treasure trove of handicrafts, textiles, and local products, offering visitors a glimpse into the city's rich cultural heritage. From intricately designed pottery to handwoven textiles, the bazaar is a feast for the senses. Stroll through its bustling lanes, interact with local artisans, and indulge in the authentic charm of Multan's markets.

Hussain Agahi Bazaar
(photo from: https://www.gaynorshawphotography.com.au/blog/)

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