Peshawar

Besham Qila Gilgit Hunza Valley Karimabad Khunjerab Pass Lahore Peshawar

Peshawar

Photos from 1996

the City the People

 

Muslim style architecture

Pesh‚war, city, northwestern Pakistan, capital of North-West Frontier Province, near the entrance to Khyber Pass. The city is a commercial center and the traditional terminus of caravans from Afghanistan. Industries include handicrafts and the manufacture of processed food, footwear, silk, and cotton textiles.

 

from the British colonial period

Pesh‚war University was established here in 1950. Also in the city is Pesh‚war Museum, which houses important collections of sculpture of the ancient Gandhara civilization.

 

city street in front of mosque

 

courtyard of the mosque
(where the worshipers bath before prayers)

An ancient trading center known as Purushapure, the city was a target for invaders of the Indian subcontinent because of its strategic location near the pass.

 

some walk, some ride the bus

More Photos of the City

In the early 19th century Pesh‚war came under the control of the Sikhs, and in 1849 it was captured by the British. It has been the capital of the Pakistani North-West Frontier Province (except for 1955-70) since 1947. Population (1998) 988,055.

 

in front of the shopsps

 

in the cover shop area of Peshawar
man offering his wares

 

woman buying seeds and curry

 

the professionals

 

dates and nuts for sale

 

the green grocer

 

men checking the quality of seeds

 

food materials

 

more green goods

 

a distinguished gentleman

More Photos of the People

 

discussing politics at the tailor shop over tea

horizontal rule

the City the People

Besham Qila Gilgit Hunza Valley Karimabad Khunjerab Pass Lahore Peshawar

Return to Pakistan page

Azerbaijan Bangladesh Bhutan Brunei Burma Cambodia China India Japan Kazakhistan Korea Kyrgyzstan Laos Malaysia Mongolia Nepal Pakistan Philippines Siberia Singapore Tajikistan Thailand Turkey in Asia Turkmenistan Uzbekistan Viet Nam

Return to Asia page

World Heritage Mosaics Roman World Africa Antarctica Asia Atlantic Islands Australia Caribbean Central America Europe Indian Ocean Middle East North America Pacific Islands South America The Traveler Recent Adventures Adventure Travel

 

Return to People and Places

horizontal rule