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Tourist and travel guide of Peshawar

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In Peshawar you can visit places like Islamia College, Ziarat Rahman Baba, Peshawar Museum or Peshawar
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Peshawar is the capital of the province of North West Frontier in Pakistan, and administrative center for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, although not the capital of the territory. It was founded by King Kanishka the Kushan, two centuries before Christ. The name derives from the Sanskrit Purushapura Peshawar (city of men) and are named in Pashtun Peshawar Pekhawar or depending on the dialect, or in the native language Pishor Hindko. The areas that originally belonged to the eastern tribes of the Scythians, later formed part of the Persian Empire. Were also briefly under Greek influence and were then conquered by the Arabs who converted to Islam. He was one of the centers of the Afghan empire. Today is one of the major cities of Pakistan to the west of the Indus River. Formerly there was a large settlement called Purushpur, founded by Kanishka, king of Kushans, in the current area of Peshawar. Purushpur, grew as a major center of Buddhist learning until the tenth century and was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Gandhara Graeco-Indian. During that time, the Kanishka stupa outside Pashawar, was the tallest building in the world, reaching about 200 meters. The present city was fundanda Mughal period in the sixteenth century by Akbar, during which he received the name of Peshawar. For much of its history the city was one of the main centers of the ancient silk route and an important crossroads between various cultures of South, Central Asia and the Middle East.
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