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Lok Virsa Museum

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Address: Garden Avenue | Shakarparian Hills, Islamabad, Pakistan
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Great culture lesson!

I love handicrafts in general and in this museum there were so many great pieces of handicrafts both from Pakistan, but also other countries in the region. Absolutely Worth a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ingeborg56
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love handicrafts in general and in this museum there were so many great pieces of handicrafts both from Pakistan, but also other countries in the region. Absolutely Worth a visit! There are also some good shops around selling pieces of handicrafts.

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place to visit with friends and family. I recomend it especially for tourist and people visiting the country. Its is a microcosm of Pakistan and will provide insight of the cultural landscape of the country.

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Gujranwala, Pakistan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 353 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Look Virsa Museum is attractive place for visitors of Islamabad. It's a nice place to explore heritage of Pakistan. There is annual Mela at this site which attracts people all over Pakistan to visit and enjoy shopping also at that time.

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This is clearly a must see if you are visiting Islamabad. It covers the culture, pottery, music, architecture etc of not only the various regions of Pakistan, but also of neighboring countries like Afghanistan, Iran etc. My favorite was the Gandhara region which included some statues of the Gautama Bodhisatva (before Lord Budhdha attained Buddhahood). To cover it properly you... More 

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Lahore, Pakistan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

I was amazed at how beautiful the museum was! It is dedicated to the heritage of Pakistan and covers it vastly. A deep sense of patriotism envelops you as you gaze at the dioramas

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Thank taimoorsalmanzahid
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Very nice experience. Shows a lot of history and culture of the country. You might want a guide due to the fact that they don't offer English illustration.

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Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Folk musuem with also some history about pakistan, we went there since it is a good point to meet up with my friend. 5 use for entrance- fairly empty- nice locals who again want selfies since we didn't meet and see nay other foreigners there. Nice cafe and place to have food and drinks ( sugar cane stand)...museum fatigue meant... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

This museum was a great overview of all the regions and cultures of Pakistan. There is a ton here though so I was extremely lucky to have someone along that had a lot of knowledge of the cultures and really expanded on the exhibits.

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Karachi, Pakistan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

If you want to get an idea about different cultures of amazing Pakistan, then this is the place to explore. It shows different provincial cultures of Pakistan. I recommend everyone to visit this place if in Islamabad.

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Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

A place where you get a fair idea of all major cultures of Pakistan. If u wanted to find more about Pakistan then this is one of the place where you have to go. With this call and free deliver home made food from Daily Meal and enjoyed a lot.prices very reasonable and very delicious Pakistani food. dailymeal/facebook

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