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Address: Garden Avenue | Shakarparian Hills, Islamabad, Pakistan
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Comprehensive showcase of local culture

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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Quezon City, Philippines
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Copenhagen, Denmark
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

A wonderful museum that offers a wide variety of cultural aspects of Pakistani life. It is not limited to Islam as it even offers Buddhist exhibits. Very entertaining, well constructed and should be a necessary stop for anyone visiting Islamabad. I visited during Kashmir Day celebrations; the music and cultural booths were better than your average tourist hodge podge.

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Worcester
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7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This place is amazing . Cleverly thought after and expertly executed. If you want to experience the rich culture and heritage of all parts of Pakistan and haven't got the time or resources to visit all the places then you must come here visit Lok Virsa.

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Trinidad and Tobago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A walk though Pakistan and Asia culture through the centuries...plzzz ppl id you go to islamabad this is a must

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Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This place gives you an excellent introduction to Pakistan's rich culture and traditions. From one of the oldest cultures known to humans (Mehrgarh) and cultures go BCs and later in early Ads and so on, the place that is now Pakistan has gone through many rich evolutions - this place showcases them all and also introduces you to its current... More 

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Islamabad, Punjab, Pakistan
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101 reviews 101 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This institute of culture and Folk heritage is located in a very beautiful location. The museum is a part of the institute and reflects the culture of different areas of Pakistan. The institute has a big library of Folk and classical music as well as films and read each on the culture and heritage in the different regions of the... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

If you've got some time, dont forget to visit Lok Virsa museum. The museum has something for everyone if you are at all interested in history or culture. They have so much stuff about all over Pakistan though that you can easily be overwhelmed. However, there is no proper guiding to see the museum by highlighting their key objects. must... More 

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Swabi, Pakistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I went to the museum along with my family on a working day in order to avoid people crowd. The museum is very well maintained and culture of different regions of Pakistan has been presented in a beautiful manner.

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