Karachi is considered the financial center of Pakistan. Old and new are intertwined in the city: the narrow streets of the old city reflect the historical wealth of the past, and the wide avenues reflect the current prosperity.
Karachi is a relatively young city. It began to form only in the 8th century. Before that, in its place was a sleepy fishing village called Kolachi-go-Got .
Muhammad Ali Jinnah was born in Karachi, who in Pakistan is called Qaid-i Azam, that is, the Great Leader. His home is the Wazir Mansion, a three-story building with a balcony located in Haradar, one of the oldest residential areas in the city. Karachi also became the last refuge of the founding father of Pakistan.
In Karachi, all sights are of historical importance. These are the Bagh-i-Jinnah park , the Empress’s market, and the building of the High Court of Sindh, and others.
Karachi also has its own patron – Abdullah Shah Gazi, one of the most revered Sufi saints. His mausoleum is also located in the city.
16 kilometers north of Karachi is the Mausoleum of St. Mangho. It is located under a mosque built on a rocky hill. Many legends are associated with this saint. And crocodiles live in a small pond next to the mosque, which pilgrims do not forget to bring meat to.
There are many museums and art galleries in Karachi.
i. House of Qaid-i Azam;
ii. National Museum of Pakistan;
iii. The Naval Museum;
iv. Pakistan Air Force Museum;
v. Fayazi Rehamin Art Gallery;
vi. Fine Arts Library ( Aiwan-e-Rifat ).
Karachi is rich in culinary delights. Here you can taste Pakistani, Eastern and Western cuisines. This city is especially famous for its fresh seafood. The city supplies the whole country with shrimp.
Karachi is a shopper’s paradise. There are both traditional oriental markets and modern shopping centers and shopping malls. In the city markets and bazaars, you can find everything your heart desires. Handicrafts deserve special attention, in particular – carpets with unique patterns.
Traditional gold can be found in the Saraf bazaar, locally produced goods in the Zainab market, handicrafts in onyx, wood and brass, and leather goods in the Saddar market and Bohri bazaar.
Modern shopping malls are located across the city, in the Clifton arhea, on Abdullah Haroun, Mohammed Ali Jinn and Za’ib-un-Nisa streets .
Karachi is located on the shores of the Arabian Sea. Clifton Beach is a popular coastal area in the south of the city. There is an amusement park with a bowling alley and an aquarium.
Karachi boasts seaside beaches:
Sandspit , Paradise Point and Hawke’s Bay are especially popular among tourists.