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Lok Virsa Museum

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Address: Garden Avenue | Shakarparian Hills, Islamabad, Pakistan
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School Trip to see the Museum

If you want to learn more specially about rural Pakistan, then you've come to the right place. The organizers have put in a lot of detail. To begin with the scenes from different... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan
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Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

If you want to learn more specially about rural Pakistan, then you've come to the right place. The organizers have put in a lot of detail. To begin with the scenes from different parts of Pakistan have been visually depicted setting up for example a home and the people in it. The clothes they wear, the interior of the houses,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Hated the place. Would never go back. It was dull, dark with extremely terrible ventilation. Felt really claustrophobic inside

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Karachi, Pakistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Art the skill enrich place for Art lovers.Dates back to old age.Every moment is kept very honestly and wonderful music arrangements just few Kms from Faisal Masjid.

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Lok Virsa is a must visit if youre in Islamabad. It is the art lover's paradise. Beautiful original art, paintings, cultural heritage and traditional Pakistan clothes and silver jewellery available there. Not to forget the mouthwatering and tantalizing street food. You will see artists sitting and painting there. Their paintings are breathtakingly beautiful and not very expensive. Make sure to... More 

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Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

History of Pakistan can be learnt this heritage museum, It predicts culture of Pakistan through ages. very informative for the visitors

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Best place to take your family to, kids really love to be there. Nothing teaches them better about the local cultures and traditions better than the classic and vivid real life figures of various regions across Pakistan. There is even a gallery to represent the cultures of neighboring countries.

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

The Lok Virsa also known as the National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage. It is located near Shakarparian Hills and one can have 20 minutes walk fron zero point till this place but as it is ascending height so the walk upto the virsa is not recommended for many. The living style of the different areas of Pakistan is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Interesting ethno-history of Pakistan. The life sized dioramas provides accurate portrayal of the people and culture of the country.

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Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This place has been around for a while, and certainly it took a good effort to make it the way it is. Unfortunately they charge extra if you are foreign looking. The AC is usually off unless they are expecting a VIP guest so it will get hot inside this place in the summer so I suggest you only visit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Spent 1 hour at this place and could have spent more time as they had great and nice artwork. Did not try any of the food, but they had ok selection of various food.

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Address: Garden Avenue | Shakarparian Hills, Islamabad, Pakistan
Location: Asia  >  Pakistan  >  Islamabad Capital Territory  >  Islamabad

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