The city of Dera Ghazi Khan is an important historical and religious city in the south of Pakistan. Once you learn about its history, it’s hard to imagine that such a peaceful place could exist. But knowingly where you’ve been is just as important as knowing where you’re going — here are five fascinating facts about Dera Ghazi Khan.
1. Inhabitants of Dera Ghazi Khan have been practicing sufism for 5
2. Inhabitants of Dera Ghazi Khan have been practicing sufism for 500 years. Dera Ghazi Khan is a city in the Punjab province of Pakistan. Dera Ghazi Khan is a historical city and a major centre of tourism in Punjab.It is the spiritual home of Sufiism, the mystical and spiritual faith of the people of the region. Sufi shrines are hallowed places of worship.
3. Dera Ghazi Khan sits atop a gorgeous blue, jade-green, and gold Himalayan peak that overlooks the Indian Ocean. It’s a panoramic view of the Indian subcontinent. The city is thronged with people, especially during the summer. Thrones, minarets, minarets, and more Thrones! Hundreds of vendors sell goods from the area’s famous beaches.
4. The dense, green landscape is lush and green. In spring and summer, the area is carpeted with lush green grass. In the distance, the skies start to green up with gold.
5. Historical sites
Due to its striking white and gold tiled roof, the Clock Tower is one of the country’s most visited places. The 600-year-old building is the tallest building in Pakistan. While on tour, stop by and admire this unique sight.
Dera Ghazi Khan Temple
Built between 1302 and 1320, the Dera Ghazi Khan Temple is the largest Hindu and Buddhist religious site in the world. It was built using massive bricks and mortar, and is perhaps the most intricate and impressive religious structure in the world.
For divers who want to take an extended snorkeling trip, you’re in luck. The 120-foot-long, retractable dive platform is located 40 miles south of Dera Ghazi Khan, and provides a good location to explore the nearby beautiful diving areas such as II and III Trench.
Another Indian, poet Sir Unknown (aka Ghalib) lived in the 70s B.C. His poet wife was Purna Virji. In Unknown’s time, there was a widespread devotion to Durga, the goddess of destruction.
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Status and attire are very important in Pakistan (at least in conservative society). You need three different colors, and you should always be mindful of your step regarding respect and politeness.
Dera Ghazi Khan is situated in a valley called Chaman, which is a dry and dry well while the rest of the country is mostly above ground water. The people of Dera Ghazi Khan have blue-colored skin, yellow-colored eyes, and long white eyelashes.
At the time of writing this article, hotels near Dera Ghazi Khan are filled with expats from all over the world. Dera Ghazi Khan gets about 400,000 visitors a year and isPakistan’s third largest city.
Dera Ghazi Khan — also known as Dera Ghazi Khair, “the most sacred place” — is the resting place of the Prophet Muhammad and sits at the top of a mountain. During the festivals, crowds from across the world converge to attend the annual synod of the Church of the Holy Comforter, a 250-kilometer show that takes place every 16 years in the town of Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
The annual festival has become so famous that it’s outside DERA’s cultural season. When the crowds gather, all clothing and jewelry are optional.
Men are required to wear a chiton and a wrap around his waist known as a ghutra, also known as a choti. Women are required to wear a choker and a shawl over their shoulders known as a qurt given to them by their family members. According to Pakistani society, these materials symbolize wealth and power.
Pakistani men can marry up to four (mostly) girls at the time of their birth — but the age at which a woman may marry is under legal age in the country.
2. The city was once a popular stop on the Silk Road
3. Kashgar is a city in the northwestern part of China and the capital of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. It has a population of about 533,000 people and was the main city along the ancient Silk Road.Fact 1: Chinese emigrants landed in Dera Ghazi Khan in 1190.
4. Chinese emigrants first landed in Dera Ghazi Khan in 1190. They came from all parts of the country, and some of them even brought their families. These families eventually became known as the Uyghur people, and today they number over 230,000 people.
5. Fact 2: The Uyghur people live in a number of cities spread across north western China, but Dera Ghazi Khan is the largest and most important city in their country.
6. Over 1.27 million square miles, the land that makes up Xinjiang is the size of Belgium and the Netherlands combined. Huge tracts of it are desert, with no permanent winter snow, and very little rainfall. The Yangtze river and the territory around it are the most important on the world’s ocean. The Uyghurs enjoy an average life expectancy of about 70 years old, and they are among the happiest people in the world.
7. Fact 3: Today almost all Uyghurs speak Uighur, a Turkic language similar to Chinese.
8. On the Chinese mainland, Uighurs are culturally Turkic speakers, similar to people living in central Asia. In China, most Uighur people speak Uighur as their primary language, and there are also many Uighurs who speak Chinese as well.
9. Fact 4: The Uyghur language is among the 20 most spoken languages in the world, with more than 1 billion speakers today.
10. A big thanks to Uyghur speakers, it’s estimated that Uighur people make up more than 80% of the population. You can hear Uyghur language everywhere, from shopping malls to restaurants, and you can see where Uyghurs are a majority by looking at where the large majority of U.S. traffic in China comes from: Uighurs.
3. Dera Ghazi Khan is a sacred city for Muslims and Hindus alike
4. Dera Ghazi Khan is the capital city of Dera Ghazi Khan District in the Punjab province of Pakistan. It is located in the northeastern corner of the country, with an altitude of 242 meters (793 feet). The city is home to Mangla Dam, one of the world’s largest earth-filled dams.1. DERA GHAZI KOH (CHILDREN’S ROAD)
5. The Mangla Dam is the location of a children’s road that passes over the single-lane, 100 meter wide bridge from the Mangla Dam to the neighboring city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Between 2008 and 2013, the longest such stretch in the world was completed over a span of 102 meters, thanks to funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Pakistan’s development assistance program.
6. 2. EVENTS, FESTIVITIES, FAMILIES, AND JUST LIBERTY
7. Dera Ghazi Khan is known for its annual festivals, including the Festival of Lights, which takes place every April. Every year, people from across the Middle East come to attend this event in the hopes of finding greater fortune in the following year. People dressed in fancy, elaborate costumes walk atop fire-breathing lanterns and torches, and there are more than 100 lights displaying over the crowd of some 10 million people. Some families in the audience even have dancing demonstrations — the lights twinkle and the crowd goes wild.
8. 3. DERA GHAZI KOH STADIUM, ALBERT BENNETT FIELD
9. Fun fact: Georgia football player Bernard Pierce played his most famous game ever against the University of Michigan (he scored 20 points, all while wearing his favorite Tennessee jersey). He played these monumental games in the 2006 East Monkey game and the 2008 Champions Final.
10. 4. DERA DOESN’T GO AHEAD OF THE MONTH
11. In some cities, such as Karachi, the residents huddle under blankets to avoid temperatures of 90oF (30oC). But in Dera Ghazi Khan, the likes of you and me are warmly welcomed to rent a room in one of their six palaces (museums) free of charge during the month of December and January.
4. The area has been inhabited since 30
5. The area has been inhabited since 30,000 BC by the Hoabinhian people who were probably a non-Austronesian people. Austronesian peoples migrated southward into Southeast Asia from Taiwan beginning about 4,000 years ago, displacing or absorbing earlier peoples.Rather than dwelling on the past, it’s more interesting to know how the people of Dera Ghazi Khan left their homeland to find a safe haven. The people of Dera mainly speak Dholaki, a language closely related to Persian. They are merchants and cultivators.
6. Dera Ghazi is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Its maturity is evident not only in its architecture, but also its science and religion. During the Islamic era (from 7th to the 11th century), the city developed an elaborate religious and intellectual life centered around two scientific shrines in the heart of the city; the central mazaar and the mausoleum of Ajaish bin Fareed.
7. Since the city has a land area of 11,500 square kilometers, your arrival/departure to Dera Ghazi Khan has to depend on getting to or fro by sea. Several sea routes interlink the city with the rest of the country (the coastline is 61 miles long, making the distance traveled vary from 1–8 kilometers). Infrequent moving trains make the journey to the heart of the city travel easier, as well.
8. icated oats and barley are cultivated within the city walls, and its cuisine is almost exclusively vegetarian. Antipodesan languages dominate the city, with Tagalog serving as the dominant tongue.
9. Not all foods can be found in the city’s markets; there are certain products that are only available in one place and that cannot easily be purchased elsewhere. Invitations and treks are required to partake in a number of these specialties.
10. Dera Ghazi Khan’s thoroughfares form a horseshoe-shaped shape and wind along the perimeter in gentle, persistent waves. These waves, when coupled with a steep gradient, form waves of varying heights, some higher than others.