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The last place on our historic architecture tour in Lahore was Wazir Khan Mosque
We almost didn’t go here due to lack of time but I’m so glad we did because I absolutely loved it! I think it’s underrated, unfortunately. Badshahi Mosque is usually the more talked about mosque but I think this one deserves just as much praise.
Wazir Khan Mosque was commissioned during the reign of Emperor Shah Jahan and is considered one of the most ornate decorated Mughal-era mosque. The exterior of the mosque is embelished in Persian “kashi-kali” tile work and the interior is decorated with Mughal and punjabi style frescoes.
More on it’s history: http://www.orientalarchitecture.com/sid/573/pakistan/lahore/wazir-khan-mosque
Location: Lahore, Pakistan
Architecture: Mughal Era
The walk up to the mosque through the Delhi Gate was probably one of my favorite experiences this trip. Walking through so much culture, art and local activity is what I live for!
Everywhere you looked, you saw something amazing. Old friends playing cards outside their shop, an artisan dying fabrics, a man making sweets etc. And once again, the rickshaws, the cars, the bikes and the people walking, all trying to go through this narrow street never seized to amaze me!
But once you get through all this beautiful chaos, you have something even more epic in front of you, another pieces of history and art. And all of that beauty in front of me is so hard to describe. Which is why I like to let the photos do most of the talking (as I have in my previous Pakistan posts). But also, these photos don’t even do justice to it!
If you ever find yourself in Pakistan, I think this is a must see there!