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“Impressive however not well preserved”

Lahore Fort (Shahi Qila)
Ranked #2 of 119 things to do in Lahore
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Reviewed January 24, 2014

It is a must see place in Lahore. Just opposite to the Badshahi Mosque - so all the important monument you may visit at the same time. However place is not well preserved, only partially renovated, . The price of admission for foreigners is 10 times higher then to a local tourist, and there is a lot of extremely annoying self-made "guides" which are trying to enforce their services.

Thank wszewko
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Reviewed January 15, 2014

We had no idea the fairy-tale like western gate which sits opposite the Badshahi mosque is so massive. Though some described the fort as run-down, we love it this way. Not flashy but authentic. It was a lovely place to wonder and guards may show you the guidebook that they sell for a small sum.

The fort was closed at times we did not expect so do check when they open. Luckily, we stayed at the Fort View Hotel so we could catch its opening hour.

Thank SabrinaCanada
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Reviewed January 13, 2014

A massive multilayered fort, which requires serious n sincere uplift to reflect its lost glory n grandeur. Plz do negotiate with local guides as they start from a high demand. Ours was rushing through out the trip of two places, the fort n king's mosque. Guides should be asked to speak in simple Urdu, probably there is no english speeking guide.

Thank Ali205
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

It is great that they are preserving this wonderful piece of heritage. It is a shame it is so run down! However, restoration is underway and while there is not much to see now, I am sure in a few years it will be more interesting. Still worth a walk around.

Thank Alan M
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Reviewed December 28, 2013

This place one of the iconic place in city of Lahore that still shows the Mughal architecture in its amazing form. A must place to visit on your trip, Guided tour is advised!!

Thank RajaGidh
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