The Creative Side of Lahore

Asia | | June 23, 2011 at 12:30 am




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If you judge cities of these world based on their creative features, then Lahore in Pakistan will definitely rank pretty high in your list. Art of Lahore is significantly influenced by Mughal period. Majority of the historical buildings and monuments in this city are specimens of architecture and creativity of the Mughal period. There’s also significant touch of the art form practiced by the Persians, Greeks and Aryans. The most famous architectural works of Lahore that has great historical importance include: Shalimar Bagh, Shahi Qila, Char Minar, Badshai Masjid, Jahangir Ka Maqbara, Nur Jahan Ka Maqbara etc. The forts, palaces, mosques of Lahore make it an interesting place to visit for people all around the globe.

Lahore is also home to several art galleries. Most of these art galleries house artifacts belonging to Mughal period. However, you will also get to see contemporary artworks in some galleries of Lahore. The most well known art galleries of the city are: Ejaz galleriesm, Alhamra, Royaat Gallery, Croweaters Gallery etc.

The culture of Lahore and the people based in the city are also extremely famed. The city witnesses celebration of several festivals throughout the year. These festivals represent heritage and tradition of Lahore. The most famous festivals of the city are: Shabe-Barat, Bassant, Jashane-Larkhana, Jashane-Shikarpur and Eid-ul-Fitar. Social ceremonies and marriages are also significant parts of Lahore’s culture.  Every social ceremony including marriages involves lot of rituals and several days of celebration.

Now let us come to the entertainment options available in the city of Lahore. The entertainment options offered by this city are a lot different from all other cities of Pakistan. The city play host to musical shows and dance performances regularly. The nightlife of this city is also quite vibrant, a feature that makes Lahore one of the most preferred Asian tourist destinations among visitors from the Western Hemisphere. Lahore houses several bars and pubs, which are scattered in different corners of the city.

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