Quaid-e-Azam Mausoleum, Karachi

Quaid-e-Azam Mausoleum, Karachi (must see)

Mazar-e-Quaid Jinnah Mausoleum or the National Mausoleum refers to the tomb of the founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah. It is an iconic symbol of Karachi throughout the world. The mausoleum, completed in the 1960s, is situated at the heart of the city. The location is usually calm and tranquil which is significant considering that it is in the heart of one of the largest global megalopolises. The glowing tomb can be seen for miles at night.

The Mausoleum building is made of white marble with curved Moorish arches and copper grills reset on an elevated 54 square meters platform. The mausoleum is placed in a 53 hectare park and the size of building is 75x75 m on ground and 43 m high, built on an 4 m high platform. In each wall is placed an entrance. 15 successive fountains lead to the platform from one side and from all sides terraced avenues lead to the gates. The cool inner sanctum reflects the green of a four-tiered crystal chandelier gifted by the people of China. Around the mausoleum there is a park fitted with strong beamed spot-lights which at night project light on the white mausoleum.
Sight description based on Wikipedia.

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Sight Name: Quaid-e-Azam Mausoleum
Sight Location: Karachi, Pakistan (See walking tours in Karachi)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark

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