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Housed in a glorious Victorian Mughal-Gothic hall across the tracks from the Old City, the Peshawar Museum has the largest collection of Gandaharan art in the world, ranging from statues and friezes depicting the Buddha’s life to winged cupids and Herculean heroes. It’s a dizzying stylebook of Graeco-Bacrian art, if often let down by poor labeling (also check out the Graeco-Bactrian coinage hidden upstairs).There’s a small Islamic collection with some delightful illustrated books, and an ethnographic section with wooden effigies taken from a Kalasha cemetery, including and ancestor figure riding a two-headed horse.
It’s one of the historic places in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa. Locally called as “Qilla Bala Hisar” means a “High Fort”. It’s 100 Feet high from the ground level and provides a very panoramic view of the entire Peshawar valley. The fort has an area of 15acres and the date of construction is not known. The fort was brought into its present shape by the Moghuls. The fort currently serves as the headquarters for FC Khyber Pukhtunkhwa. It also has a small museum where weapons, dresses and other items from FC are displayed. Fort is marvelous and a must visit for someone who is found of visiting historical places.
If you see traditional kehwa khanas, tikka, chapli kabab and dry fruit shops along with modern showrooms of leather goods and bright garments you are probably in Qissa Khawani Bazar, Peshawar. “Qissa Khawani Bazar” means the “Bazaar of Story tellers” in the older times there use to be professional story tellers, caravan arriving from different central Asian states staying in the inns, enjoying cup of green tea while listening to the stories of love and war from the story tellers.