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Peshawar’s traditional foods, ancient structures impress Italian tourists

PESHAWAR: A two-member delegation of women tourists from Italy take a ride of the city and evinced keen interest in the art, traditional foods and jewellery, cultural items and city’s ancient structures.

During their visit to various places, the Italian tourists identified as Laura and Dara mingled with the people who accorded them warm welcome.

The foreign visitors said that Peshawar is a historic and safe city. They said that complete peace had been restored and tourists can now visit any place in the City and elsewhere in KP without any fear.

“We will share the experience of our visit to this historic city when we go back to our country,” the tourists said. They said the people of Peshawar are hospitable and friendly.

The Italian tourists came to Peshawar and visited crowded Meena Bazaar, historic Sethi House, Ghanta Ghar, Chowk Yadgar, Gor Khatri, spicy food outlets in Namakmandi, Heritage Trail and various bazaars in Saddar locality. The foreign visitors also purchased some cultural and unique items, dresses, golden ornaments and enjoyed traditional foods while visiting different bazaars.

Laura and Dara later went to historic Mohallah Sethian and visited the Sethi House. The Sethi House was built in 1837-1884.

The Sethi Mohallah also known as Mohallah Sethian is an old and traditionally arranged neighbourhood in the old city of Peshawar. The mohallah contains seven South Asian mansions built by the Sethi family.

The mansions were built in a style reminiscent of Central Asia with elaborate wooden carvings. The houses were completed in the late 19th century.

The tourists praised the artwork put on display at the Sethi House.

The tourists from China, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Italy and elsewhere from across the globe have now starting coming to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa owing to the efforts being made by the Tourism Department to promote tourism and attract more tourists to the province.

 

 

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M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.