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Lok Virsa Museum

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Address: Garden Avenue | Shakarparian Hills, Islamabad, Pakistan
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Lok Virsa Museum

LOK VIRSA is the very very old traditions Of Different Areas of Pakistan..The Peoples of K.P.K Provence are very popular in in Paying Respect to their Guests and providing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan
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Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

LOK VIRSA is the very very old traditions Of Different Areas of Pakistan..The Peoples of K.P.K Provence are very popular in in Paying Respect to their Guests and providing different kinds of FOODs and feel very happy.The peoples of PUNJAB and specially the Peoples of Lahore are called ZINDADILLAIN E LAHORE are very honest and help full to all the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth a half day here. Well written summaries on the exhibits, and fascinating insight into Pakistan's rich cultural history. There are also a few varied sellers of handicrafts, some lovely gardens to explore, and opportunities to catch concerts in this area. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's very beautiful place to visit with kids, so they have understanding of our culture and pass. Pakistan heritage is very beautiful...

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Bonn, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to see all the cultures in Pakistan under one roof, this is the place. An excellent folk museum inside it is a wonderful place. Occasional exhibitions are really good for buying cultural stuff as well as enjoy food.

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Hyderabad, Pakistan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was keen to see the museum but unfrtunately it was closed due to power breakdown the day we went there. The staff was answering ambiguosely that when it will be open. So our desire remained a desire not fulfilled. Though the park & stalls were also worth visiting

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Able to see so many different types of costumes and people all over pakistan and what is the links to other countries

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Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

This museum brings you in all corners of Pakistan. You will learn about the different regions and their people and traditions which is fascinating. It is a very nice museum which offers also different cultural events.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Lok Virsa or National Heritage Museum is located near the Rose and Jasmine Garden on the scenic route to Shakarparian hills. It showcases the cultural and rural heritage of different provinces of Pakistan by recreating rural scenes from everyday life of ordinary people in the country. Items on display include statues, embroidery, costumes, jewellery, wood carvings, household items, block printing,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

It is a good museum to visit. Visitor will find interesting cultural history of Pakistan. There are displays from Saudi and Iranian culture. Displays from Baluchistan, Khaiber Pakhtunkha, Punjab, Sindh, Gilgit and saraiki culture. Good for foreigners and locals, reasonable entry fee for locals but slightly over priced for foreigners. Will visit again with kids.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Looking a bit tired and could do with some work on curation but well worth a visit to understand the huge number of different peoples that make up the nation of Pakistan.

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