Stroll through the Shalimar Gardens of Lahore, Pakistan, a series of elaborate gardens that are considered to be amongst the best in all of Asia. First constructed by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the mid 16th century, they were used as a place of rest and contemplation for the ruler. The gardens are laid out in three descending terraces, called Bestower of Pleasure, Bestower of Goodnes and Bestwoer of Life. A canal intersects the garden and feeds over 400 fountains that discharge into many marble pools that are a haven from the heat. There are a number of historical pavilions, building and halls on the grounds, including a bounty of fruit trees - though picking is discouraged. Today the garden is part of a larger network of gardens throughout Lahore that has given it the nickname, "The City of Gardens", which is a far cry from the media headlines of the past few years. While visiting Lahore, it is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and a place to contemplate about your next place to visit.
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- Location: Lahore, Pakistan