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Mingora at night

Mingora is in Northwest Pakistan.


Mingora was once a major tourist destination, described by Queen Elizabeth as the "Switzerland of the former Empire". Today, given its precarious location in a volatile area of Pakistan, it holds much less tourist appeal.

Get in[edit]

There are a limited number of domestic flights to Mingora.

  • 1 Saidu Sharif Airport. Saidu Sharif Airport (Q3503421) on Wikidata Saidu Sharif Airport on Wikipedia

Get around[edit]

Map of Mingora


There are several Buddhist remains and carvings located around the city.

  • 1 Swat Museum. Contains Gandharan statuettes and friezes depicting the lives of the Buddha, pre-Buddhist artefacts and an ethnographic gallery with traditional carved Swati furniture, jewellery and embroideries. Swat Museum (Q25112785) on Wikidata Swat Museum on Wikipedia
  • 2 Butkara Stupa. A sacred area for Buddhism, near the city of Saidu Sharif, excavated under the name Saidu Sharif I, is, at the foot of the mountains that separate the river valley Saidu from that of the river Jambil, in the Swat District. Butkara Stupa (Q5002535) on Wikidata Butkara Stupa on Wikipedia
  • Fiza Gatt Park




  • Hujra Restaurant Swat, Bypass Road, +92 946 812123.




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