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Lok Virsa Museum located in Shakarparian Hills was built in 1974. The goal of the museum is to promote the cultural heritage aspects such as folk heritage of Pakistan in a way that all people from all ages can accept and provide more meaning of life. The museum consists of several buildings that can accomodate up to 3000 people. There are several things to do in Lok Virsa Museum while you are taking your tour there.
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Pakistan National Museum of Ethnology or also called as Folk Heritage Museum was established in 1982. The museum exhibit many kinds of art work related to Pakistan's heritage such as statues, pictures, pottery, music and textile work. This museum is the perfect place for those of you who are a history geeks and for history teachers to plan a field trip for your students.
The Sufis and Shrines Hall was established on 2013. In this hall, you will see so many pictures of Sufi's saints like Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai and Sachal Sarmast. Sufi saints is consideres to be very important for Pakistani people because they have spread the message of love, peace, and harmony towards the masses.
The Lok Virsa Library or also called as the Heritage Library is a library inside the Lok Virsa Museum that provides around 32.000 collections consist of books, journals, manuscripts, and reports about Pakistani folklore, ethnology, and all things regarded to history. The tour inside the library will give you so many knowledges about folk heritage.
The Virsa Media Centre is focus on its work on produce, compile, and also helping traditional Pakistani musician editing their works. Not only music, they also produce documentaries. The final form of the works like CDs, DVDs, and VCDs produce by Lok Virsa are also available on the market there. If you are planning on visiting Lok Virsa, make sure that you are also take the tour inside the media centre.
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How To Get Around?
To get around Pakistan Monument, it is easy to go by foot since Lok Virsa Museum is located on the hills so some areas might be a little bit steep.
What Should I Wear?
If you are planning to visit Lok Virsa Museum, there is no fixed dress code that you need to follow. Just wear something that is comfortable and not too revealing. Make sure that you are wearing a comfortable pair of shoes because you are going to take a long tour inside the museum.
Best Time to Visit
Since Pakistan Monument is an outdoor monument, make sure that you visit the monument before or after noon. From Pakistan Monument, you can see the metropolitan area of Islamabad, so make sure that you are visiting the monument on a clear day.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, the tour inside will easily give you all the information about the monument.
How To Get There?
To get to Lok Virsa Museum from Islamabad is very easy. You can go by taxi or car from Kashmir Hwy. It will only took around 15 minutes of driving to reach Lok Virsa Museum from Islamabad.
Since Pakistan is a country with the majority of Muslim, just make sure that you wear something that is not too revealing. Bring scarfs or anything to cover your head especially for women.