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"He who has not yet seen Lahore, has not been born!"
Lahore is a city located in Northeast Pakistan in the Punjab Province along the banks of the Ravi River. It has an estimated population of 6,573,000 people making it the second largest urban center after Karachi.
Lahore is Lahore; you won't find a city like it anywhere else in Pakistan or the world for that matter. Lahore is historically a important city; it's been around for hundreds or years and has been ruled by the Moguls, Sikhs and British. As a result Lahore has become on the most beautiful cities in the world with a rich mixture of Mogul and British architecture. Today the city is quite different with taller residential buildings going up. However the old city hasn't changed; you will still find many small streets and old monuments still standing today. Some have been built over 100 years ago and are still in good condition. This city is a must of you want to visit Pakistan; there is something about it you won't feel in any other city in the world.
Modern Lahore is quite impressive as well; as you move into the suburbs you'll find the towns have been built quite well and planned out. However you must be aware of the traffic conditions in Lahore; there are no words to describe the mess this city is in. Pollution is really bad in Lahore and one of the major causes is the tons of traffic. If you are going to visit Lahore DO NOT drive yourself. Rather take the Yellow Taxis, Mini Rickshaws or Metro Buses which will go anywhere in the city.
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article published 4/23/2004