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Lok Virsa Museum

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Address: Garden Avenue | Shakarparian Hills, Islamabad, Pakistan
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Many continents under one roof

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

It's really very nice to enter in the city of different cultures where i found almost Asian culture and Pakistani culture, when entered found a bull cart, a truck design and a piano and cot after getting ticket i found myself in the city of culture where i happened to see the statues of Heer Ranja and many more honestly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

A quick visit to all things Pakistan and its relationship with its friends - Saudia, Turkey, Central Asia, etc. A good trip for students, and adults apparently enjoy it too, as my mum loved it.

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Hyderabad, Pakistan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

The museum reminded me of the Hollywood film 'Night at the Museum' though it is neither as spacious nor as magical as 'American Museum of Natural History' museum in the film was.

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Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

It is located close to Shakarparian park and some 5 minutes drive from Abparra market of Islamabad, it displays the culture heritage of Pakistan, the living style of the different regions of Pakistan is on display here in shape of statues, pottery, pictures , textile work etc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

If you want to know about Pakistan including history, current situation of armed forces, education and women development etc, then must visit this place. The models displayed there are simply awesome and most of them look like real. A very organized place. As you enter, the journey towards foundation of Pakistan begins from the early wars and Mughal period and... More 

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