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“Worth the drive - cultural and patriotism”
Review of Wagah Border

Wagah Border
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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303 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Worth the drive - cultural and patriotism”
Reviewed April 19, 2014

I wasn't sure what to expect besides taking interesting photos. But it was very nice to see the humble nature of the guards and citizens on both sides playing down the politics in the news.

The pomp and circumstance is to be expected but it did not feel like to warring rivals as much as friendly foes who have to tow the national lines. You get to see the human side of the matter and see people from both sides peering across the fence.

The weather cooperated and it was not too cold

Visited January 2014
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Lahore, Pakistan
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Not to be missed”
Reviewed April 16, 2014

Amazing gestures of male bravado, feet thumping, that practically shakes the ground , the salutes as crisp as you will ever see , the trumpets , the showmanship and colonial style pageantry , the big stares , the aggressive gestures to the guards from the Indian side , all contribute to a wonderful one hour at the Border crossing between Pakistan and India around sun set. it all ends with the gates crashing as hard as they possibly can and the borders get shut for the evening , but gladly before all that a warm and respectful hand shake between the old adversaries - it is a spectacle and one that need not be missed by any visitor coming to Lahore

Visited January 2014
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Warsaw, Poland
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22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Must see from Pakistani side”
Reviewed April 10, 2014

This is absolutely must see ceremony, with amazing theatrical gestures and openly expressed emotions. I saw it yesterday from Pakistani side. The clear difference is that the woman and man should seat and oberve it in separate tribunes. It is not heard what crowd shouted from indian side ( just that the crowd shouts ) but from pakistani side emotions are, let say it - very very intense. Poses and gestures clearly showed:"we are bigger, better, stronger than you" and "we will get you sooner or later" or something close to it. I was wondered what would happened if one of the soldiers from opposite side accidenatally will cross the border line or moving so rapidly and closely to his counterpart will kick the one from opposite side. But absolutely it is a must see performance.

Visited April 2014
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Wuhan, China
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77 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“its nice to visit”
Reviewed March 23, 2014

Well although it might seem to be blatant useless display of stupid patriotism but it can be a good entertainment to give one visit.

Visited April 2013
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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84 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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“Fantastic experience - not to be missed!”
Reviewed March 18, 2014

Wonderful to watch this incredible ceremony from the Pakistan side - a brilliant display of colonial-style pageantry and ceremony. The border closing ceremony is one of the coolest things I've ever seen.

Visited January 2014
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