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Introducing Pattan

Pattan (pa-taan) sits in a fertile bowl at about 900m where the Indus is joined by the Chowa Dara and Palas Rivers. It was the epicentre of a massive earthquake in 1974, in which entire sections of valley wall collapsed, burying whole villages and killing more than 7000 people.

Pattan has some of the region’s few remaining carved wooden grave markers, once common throughout Swat and Kohistan.