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Forbes lists Pakistan in its “Top 10 coolest places to visit in 2019”

Written by Abdul Wahab ·  1 min read >

Forbes has listed Pakistan in its “Top 10 coolest places to visit in 2019”.

Forbes is one of the largest business magazines in America and being listed in its top 10 list will hopefully boost tourism in Pakistan.

Forbes, with the help of a specialist by the name of Sara Barbieri with a traveling agency “GeoEx”, formulated the list including their picks for the top destinations for 2019. The list was based on interviews with experts who worked at several high-end companies.

According to the expert opinion, the best tourist destination for 2019 include:

  1. The Azores (Portugal)
  2. Eastern Bhutan
  3. Cabo/Los Cabos (Mexico)
  4. Colombia
  5. Ethiopia
  6. Madagascar
  7. Mongolia
  8. Pakistan
  9. Rwanda
  10. The Turkish Riviera

Sara Barbieri explained the reason why she included Pakistan in this list was that of its purely raw scenic beauty and heart-warming hospitality of the people in the Northern part of Pakistan.

“Explore the valleys of Hunza, Shigar, and Khaplu via the renowned Karakoram Highway……This little-visited region in the far northeast of the country offers the kind of startlingly striking scenery that compels you to gaze from the window of your 4WD without blinking, for fear of missing a moment of the majesty of the landscape”

This is welcoming news for Pakistan as 2018 has been the year for its tourism industry, some foreign vloggers such as Eva Zu Beck have started working with many companies in Pakistan for portraying a positive image of the country. Furthermore, famous YouTuber “Mark Wiens” just visited Pakistan and rated the culture, landscape, and food as one of the best in the world. Pakistan also topped the list of British Backpackers society in 2018. With 2019 on the horizon, it seems a plethora of tourists are waiting to explore the majestic beauty of Pakistan.

Picture credits: Sufyan Arshad