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Mosque in Abbottabad

Ilyasi Mosque

This striking mosque, which includes a complex of spring-fed bathhouses and pools, is 5km east on the Murree road, near Nawan Sheher village. A small bazaar nearby has basic teashops. Catch a Suzuki (Rs10 to Rs20) t…
Church in Abbottabad

St Luke's Church

St Luke's Church, near the PTDC, is as old as the town. A melancholy Christian cemetery can be found 500m up Circular Rd.
Mountain in Abbottabad

Shimla Peak

The hills cradling Abbottabad are Shimla Peak to the northwest and Sarban Peak to the south. Shimla's cool, pine-clad summit is woven with trails and features fine panoramas of the town and its surroundings. You can…
Market in Abbottabad


A congested quarter of crumbling colonial architecture, full of noise and traffic and the smells of cooking oil and barbecued meat.
Notable Building in Abbottabad


In Gurdwara Bazaar, beneath the arch, is a former Gurdwara built in 1943, abandoned at Partition and now used as municipal offices.