The New York Times has listed Lahore among its top pick tourist destination to visit in 2021 on Sunday. Lahore is included in the list named ‘dream destination 2021’ among 52 cities.
The writer talks about the hospitality and warmth she received in Lahore, in the short description of the city.
“Pakistan has a bad reputation and is often overlooked by travelers who come to South Asia. But Lahoris are some of the kindest, most hospitable people. They love to take care of you and feed you. Lahore’s hot summers can feel oppressive, but in winter, in the cool dusk, lights twinkle in the fog,” wrote the author.
Lahore is among @nytimes top picks to visit in 2021. Lahore’s rich culture, warmth, hospitality & the most amazing food in the world awaits travellers. A must-have on everyone’s list!https://t.co/jqxcw7ptNv
— Sayed Z Bukhari (@sayedzbukhari) January 10, 2021
The author talks about the Walled City of Lahore, which is home to iconic Mughal-era structures and monuments. The author also discussed the vibrant and lively culture of Lahore city in the description of the city.
“I love to watch the Punjab locals feasting on terraces of restaurants overlooking the grand Badshahi Mosque — they are just regular people living their regular lives, and they are so alive in the present, while always connected to their past,” added the author.
In the past two years, tourism has accelerated in Pakistan at a faster rate. The government and social media in Pakistan are making equal efforts to thrive in tourism in Pakistan.
Pakistan’s social media platforms are inundated with the captivating and fascinating landscapes of Pakistan.
A shout-out in the internationally-acclaimed publication will boost the ongoing tremendous efforts poured in by the current government to make Pakistan- a highly desirable tourist destination in the world.
Earlier, this month, Pakistan’s Ambassador to China Moin ul Haque had said that a website in the Chinese language on tourism would soon be launched to attract a large number of tourists to beautiful places in Pakistan after the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Since here, I’ve formed a task force team at my embassy to work on promotion of tourism. We’re going to launch very soon a website in the Chinese language on tourism, we’re going to publish material on tourism in the Chinese language. I hope as soon as the pandemic is over, we can attract a large number of tourists to beautiful Pakistan,” he told CGTN.