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Things to Do in Gwadar, Pakistan

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Gwadar Things to Do

If you will be in Gwadar, Pakistan, you might be looking for things to do. The following attractions would be great options to check out.

Gwadar Port

Gwadar is famous for three things: its fishing village, 5-star hotel on the hammerhead and the famous Gwadar port, which was opened in 2007 by General President Chief Executive Pervez Musharraf. Gwadar port was built by the assistance of China and is situated at the cross-roads of three important places, the oil rich Middle East, Central Asian Countries and Pakistan. The plan for this port was to facilitate trade and accessibility to Central Asian countries via Afghanistan, but the situation in Afghanistan has resulted in this plan not materializing. You can get a good view from the Pearl Continental Hotel which is situated on top of the hammerhead.

Hammerhead in Gwadar

Hammerhead is a projection protruding out into the ocean that looks like the front of a hammerhead shark. This rocky mass was created by ancient mud volcanoes that covered this region. The majority of the mountains carved on the coastal highways are a result of mud volcanoes. The Hammerhead on its southern side provides a beautiful view of the Arabian Sea, and on its north end, the city of Gwadar. Gwadar’s prime residential block, Sanghar housing scheme, is built on top of this Hammerhead where there is also an army and navy base.

The Sphinx

From a distance it looks like the replica of the Sphinx in Egypt. The Sphinx is a naturally carved object on top of a range that resembles the famous man-made structure. The formation, located within the Buzzi Pass is situated well before Princess of Hope. You can’t miss it!

Ormara

Ormara is located approximately 240 km from Karachi. This city is also the mid-point between Karachi and Gwadar. The city belongs to the Pakistan Navy as several of their vessels are stationed here. A large hammerhead formation protects Ormara from the sea. The beach at Ormara was beautiful.  A small airport also serves the local population.

Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about things to do in Gwadar, Pakistan.

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