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US travel magazine lists Pakistan as top tourist destination for 2020

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Filed on December 16, 2019
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Pakistan has more peaks taller than 22,965ft, making it an almost magnetic spot for adventure travellers and hikers.

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government's efforts to promote tourism promotion have started yielding results as Traveller by Condè Nast, one of the world's best travel portals, has listed Pakistan as one of the top tourist destinations for 2020.

"The adventure traveller's must-visit goes from strength to strength," said the world's leading travel magazine while highlighting Pakistan's scenic and mesmerizing tourist attractions.

Outlining  the adventure tourism potential in the country, the magazine wrote: "Pakistan has more peaks taller than 22,965ft than China and Nepal combined, making it an almost magnetic spot for adventure travellers and intrepid hikers."

"Visitors can follow in Michael Palin's steps while traversing the 12,250ft Shandur Pass, home to the world's highest polo field, or meet with the Kalash people of the Hindu Kush, famed for their cowrie-shell headdresses and brighter-than-bright embroidery," it noted.

The magazine also mentioned the recent visit of Britain's Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the measures taken by the government including relaxed visa restrictions.


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