Pakistan is also a destination ripe with culture, good food, and a historical legacy of art and literature. In a small town not too far from Hyderabad, one of the oldest cities of the subcontinent, lies the hometown of a great Sufi scholar, mystic, and poet, Abdul Latif Bhittai.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1981, the Makli Necropolis sits just outside of Thatta, Pakistan. It is one of the world’s largest funerary sites and is perhaps the largest necropolis in the entire world. It stretches for an area of nearly 10sq.km. (3.86sq.mi.) and is home to anywhere between half a million to a million tombs. It is estimated that among the cemetery’s residents, nearly 125,000 of them were saints who belonged to the Muslim religion. The tombs were built over a long span of time, about a period of 400 years by the Sindh civilization between the 14th and 18th centuries. The site is a historical landmark within the Sufi faith, otherwise known as Islamic mysticism or “the inward dimension of Islam.” Read More