About 966 km from Karachi and more or less right in the centre of the country lies the ancient city of Multan.
Multan, the 'City of Pirs and Shrines' is a prosperous city of bazaars, mosques, shrines and superbly designed tombs. It is
also a city of dust, summer heat and beggars. It has a long history. Alexander the Great added it to his list of Indus conquests.
In 641 AD Xuang Tzang found it 'agreeable and prosperous' - Mohammad Bin Qasim obviously agreed, he was the next to conqueror
Multan in 712 AD. Mahmud of Ghazni invaded in 1006, Timurlane in 1398. In the 16th century it was the Moghuls turn, followed
by the Sikhs in 1752 and the British in 1849.
The old city has narrow colourful bazaars full of local handicrafts and narrow winding lanes. There are many
places of historical, cultural and recreational interest in the city.
Multan fort was built on a mound separating it from the city and the old bed of river Ravi. The famous Qasim
Bagh and a Stadium are located within the walls of the fort. A panoramic view of Multan city can be had from the highest point
in the fort.