Pakistan

Archtrove travels to Multan – mughal to middle-east

Multani Architecture

Multan is a Pakistani city located in the Punjab province, located on the banks of the Chenab River. Multani architecture is dotted with a multitude of Sufi mysticism and dozens of shrines. The city was also a travellers hub as a passage from India to the rest of the middle-east. It was also believed to have been conquered by Alexander the Great in 326 BCE but none of the current architecture reflects this.

Multani Architecture and its Location

Its location was ideal for travellers alike, as an easy access to modern-day India and the Western world, it provided at times sanction, battlegrounds and market trades. Also, it was situated near a major river, included a walled city and once, a royal citadel. Sadly, this was lost due to being destroyed by the British, however, the remains are still prominent in the city.

It is now home to a multitude of caracombs of bazaars and alleyways, situated in its walled city. Large brick walls reinforced by wooden anchors, with inward sloping roofs.Funerary architecture is also reflected in the city’s residential quarters, which also display elements of Multani mausolea.

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