Muree

by Pakistan - پاکستø§Ù† August. 20, 2008 28338 views

Murree is one of the largest resort towns in the Galyat area of Pakistan, and is the capital city of Murree Tehsil (which is an administrative division of the Rawalpindi District). It is situated on the southern slopes of the Western Himalayan foothills as they ascend to the northeast towards Kashmir. During British Rule in the nineteenth century, its altitude was established at 7,000 feet (2,100 m), but its actual altitude has now been determined as 2,300 m (7,500 ft) above sea level.

Murree is accessible by road from the centre of the Islamabad and Rawalpindi areas. It is still associated with Britain; many British fruits (including cherries, raspberries and strawberries) thrive locally. There is a church, built in 1857, located at the centre of the town, which is still used as a place of worship. Many houses around the church are still standing, functioning mostly as hotels. Old traditional restaurants have been replaced by fast food shops and newer restaurants. Some old places of accommodation, such as the Rich Villa Inn and Gulberg Hotel, have completely disappeared. A typical hotel usually provides a motel type accommodation with breakfast and communication access. Newly built hotels are also accessible.

Murree has expanded since 1947 at a rate much greater than that which its infrastructure can sustain. Securing water and electricity has been a constant challenge. The jam-packed bazaar has caught fire a number of times in the last century, and the growth of tourism and a construction boom have had an adverse effect on the local environment. - wiki [en.wikipedia.org]

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Arial view of Muree from Pindi Point

Arial view of other location under Muree hill.

Arial view of North side from Pindi Point

Kids sitting alongside the road that goes to from Pindi Point to Mall Road.

Ghora Gali (Horse Road) that goes to Pindi Point.

Tourist Information Map of Muree Hills

Very old bazaar near Mall road.

Meat and poultry shops.

Muree’s graveyard.

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Marta 11 years, 1 month ago

Great

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Masoud Ahmadpoor 11 years, 3 months ago

Love #10 !

11 years, 3 months ago Edited
Ashna 12 years ago

great set!
especially the cute face of the girl in the last pic.

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Pedro Pinho 12 years, 6 months ago

Thanks for the guided visit!

12 years, 6 months ago Edited
Stefano 12 years, 6 months ago

great set, interesting place....

12 years, 6 months ago Edited
Nadoune 12 years, 6 months ago

Wow beautiful place!!!;-)))

12 years, 6 months ago Edited
Mintra 12 years, 7 months ago

An interesting place, great fotos, thanlks for sharing

12 years, 7 months ago Edited
David Cardona 12 years, 7 months ago

Great visual report! Excellent takes. Thanks for sharing!

12 years, 7 months ago Edited
Agata 12 years, 7 months ago

i like this cold colours :)

12 years, 7 months ago Edited
Mertxe 12 years, 8 months ago

thank you for sharing this peace of your country, it is special for me

12 years, 8 months ago Edited
Thomas Thompson 12 years, 8 months ago

[b]Nice IMages, my fav's are the bazaar images, good reportage[/b]

12 years, 8 months ago Edited
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