Wazir Khan Mosque

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Wazir Khan Mosque is renowned for its intricate and extensive embellishment.
The main prayer hall is richly embellished with Mughal frescoes.
Several archways in the mosque are decorated with muqarnas.
The mosque contains the tomb of the Sufi saint Syed Muhammad Ishaq Gazruni, also known as Miran Badshah.
The mosque houses several shops in what is known as the "Calligrapher's Bazaar."
The mosque's entryway features a large iwan that leads to the Wazir Khan Chowk, a small town square.
Façades facing the mosque's courtyard are embellished with intricate kashi-kari tile work.
The main prayer hall opens to an ablution pool.
The mosque features one of the earliest muqarnas in South Asia.
A view of the main prayer chamber
The mosque's dome is decorated with tile work.
Richly embellished muqarna
The mosque features short Lodi-style domes.
Interior surface embellishments
The mosque's pulpit dates from the colonial era
The mosque's pulpit
Wazir Khan Mosque in 1895.
The mosque's courtyard
A view of the mosque through an archway
The courtyard ablution pool features a small fountain.
The mosque after a rainstorm
The entrance to the main prayer hall has two small towers.
Decorative tile panels on the mosque's exterior
Arabic calligraphy on glazed tile.
Arabic calligraphy on glazed tile.
Arabic calligraphy on glazed tile: "God is aplenty".
Fresco in prayer chamber.
Fresco in prayer chamber.
Plaque at Wazir Khan Mosque.
The mosque, illuminated at night.

17th-century mosque located in the city of Lahore, capital of the Pakistani province of Punjab.

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Lahore

Capital of the Pakistani province of Punjab, is Pakistan's 2nd largest city after Karachi, and is the 26th largest city in the world.

The Lava Temple at the Lahore Fort dates from the Sikh period, and is dedicated to the Hindu deity Lava
The Data Darbar shrine, one of Pakistan's most important, was built to commemorate the patron saint of Lahore, Ali Hujwiri, who lived in the city during the Ghaznavid era in the 11th century.
The Neevin Mosque is one of Lahore's few remaining medieval era buildings.
Grave of Nur Jahan
Lahore's Wazir Khan Mosque is considered to be the most ornately decorated Mughal-era mosque.
The Begum Shahi Mosque was completed in 1614 in honour of Jahangir's mother, Mariam-uz-Zamani.
The iconic Alamgiri Gate of the Lahore Fort was built in 1674, and faces Aurangzeb's Badshahi Mosque.
Wazir Khan Mosque painting by William Carpenter, 1866.
The Sunehri Mosque was built in the Walled City of Lahore in the early 18th century, when the Mughal Empire was in decline.
The Tomb of Asif Khan was one of several monuments plundered for its precious building materials during the Sikh period.
Lahore's Hazuri Bagh is at the centre of an ensemble of Mughal and Sikh era monuments, including the Badshahi Mosque, Lahore Fort, Roshnai Gate, and the Samadhi of Ranjit Singh.
The marble Hazuri Bagh Baradari was built in 1818 to celebrate Ranjit Singh's acquisition of the Koh-i-Noor diamond.
Map of the Old City and environs.
The Shah Alami area of Lahore's Walled City in 1890
Having been constructed in the immediate aftermath of the 1857 Sepoy Mutiny, the design of the Lahore Railway Station was highly militarised in order to defend the structure from any further potential uprisings against British rule.
The Mall, Lahore's pre-independence commercial core, features many examples of colonial architecture.
Sections of the Walled City of Lahore have been under restoration since 2012 in conjunction with the Agha Khan Trust for Culture.
Cityscape of Lahore
The area around the Wazir Khan Mosque exemplifies the Walled City's urban form
Built in 2012, Grand Jamia Mosque in Southern Lahore is a blend of Mughal and modern architecture.
A syncretic architectural style that blends Islamic, Hindu, and Western motifs took root during the colonial era, as shown at Aitchison College.
Much of old Lahore features colonial-era buildings, such as the Tollinton Market.
Lahore's Lawrence Garden was laid in 1862.
Kalma Underpass
Lahore Metrobus
The Orange Line is Pakistan's first metro rail line.
Allama Iqbal International Airport
The Azadi Chowk is located near the Badshahi Mosque.
Lahore Ring Road
Lahore Canal during the spring Basant festival
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Government College University
University of the Punjab
University of Engineering and Technology, Main Block.
Badshahi Mosque
Lahore Fort
Tomb of Jahangir
Shahi Hammam
Samadhi of Ranjit Singh
Gurdwara Dera Sahib
Haveli of Nau Nihal Singh
Hazuri Bagh
Gurdwara Janam Asthan Guru Ram Das
Lahore Museum
Lahore High Court
King Edward Medical University
Islamic Summit Minar
Minar-e-Pakistan
Grand Jamia Mosque
Provincial Assembly of the Punjab
WAPDA House
Arfa Karim tower in Lahore
Expo Centre Lahore
PIA Head Office
Emporium Mall
Wazir Khan Mosque
Badshahi Mosque
Lahore Fort (Shahi Qila)
Minar-e-Pakistan at night
Shalimar Gardens
Pakistan playing against Argentina in 2005.
Gaddafi Stadium is one of the largest stadiums of Pakistan with a capacity of 27,000 spectators.
Gymkhana Club

The city also hosts much of Pakistan's tourist industry, with major attractions including the Walled City, the famous Badshahi and Wazir Khan mosques, as well as several Sikh and Sufi shrines.

Walled City of Lahore

The Walled City of Lahore (Punjabi &, "Inner City"), also known as Old City, forms the historic core of Lahore, Pakistan.

The Neevin Mosque is one of Lahore's few remaining medieval era buildings.
The Walled City's Hazuri Bagh is a quadrangle at the centre of an ensemble of monuments including the Badshahi Mosque, Lahore Fort, Roshnai Gate, and the Samadhi of Ranjit Singh.
The Tomb of Jahangir was built just outside the Walled City, in an area known as Shahdara Bagh.
The Shah Jahan period Wazir Khan Mosque is considered to be the most ornately decorated Mughal-era mosque.
The Gurdwara Janam Asthan Guru Ram Das was built within the Walled City at the birthplace and childhood home of Guru Ram Das, the 4th Guru of Sikhism.
The Walled City around 1890.
The area around the Wazir Khan Mosque exemplifies the Walled City's urban form
Gali Surjan Singh typifies the Walled City's dense construction along narrow passageways.
The Alamgiri Gate serves as the main entrance to the Lahore Fort, and faces the Hazuri Bagh quadrangle.
Lahore's Badshahi Mosque dates from the late 1600s, and was the last of the grand Mughal imperial mosques to be built.
Wazir Khan Mosque is renowned for its intricate and extensive embellishment.
The Sunehri Mosque is named for its gilded domes.
The Samadhi of Ranjit Singh was built next to the iconic Badshahi Mosque.
The Gurdwara Dera Sahib was built where the 5th Guru of Sikhism is believed to have died in 1606.
The Haveli of Nau Nihal Singh is the most notable surviving example of Sikh architecture in Lahore.
The Shahi Hammam is known for its extensive collection of Mughal frescoes.
Outlets on the Fort Road Food Street specialize in Lahori cuisine.
Façades along the first phase of the Shahi Guzargah project near Delhi Gate have been rehabilitated, while power lines were placed underground.

The Walled City was bestowed with numerous monuments during the Mughal era, with some of Lahore's most iconic structures being located in the Walled City, such as the lavishly decorated Wazir Khan Mosque, the massive Badshahi Mosque, and the Shahi Hammam.

Shah Jahan

The fifth emperor of the Mughal Empire, reigning from January 1628 until July 1658.

Portrait of Shah Jahan in c. 1630
Shah Jahan, accompanied by his three sons: Dara Shikoh, Shah Shuja and Aurangzeb, and their maternal grandfather Asaf Khan IV
Rosette bearing the names and titles of Shah Jahan
The Taj Mahal, the burial place of Shah Jahan and his wife Mumtaz Mahal
The Submission of Rana Amar Singh of Mewar to Prince Khurram, Tuzk-e-Jahangiri.
Shah Jahan on horseback (during his youth).
Shah Jahan at his Durbar, from the Windsor Padshahnama, c. 1657
Shah Jahan the Great Mogul
Throne of king Shah Jahan, Red Fort, Delhi
Painting of Shah Jahan hunting Asiatic lions at Burhanpur, present-day Madhya Pradesh, from 1630
Shah Jahan and his eldest son Dara Shikoh.
The Passing of Shah Jahan
The actual tombs of Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan in the lower level of Taj Mahal
Red Fort
The elegant Naulakha Pavilion at the Lahore Fort was built during the reign of Shah Jahan.
Agra Fort
Shah Jahan and the Mughal Army return after attending a congregation in the Jama Masjid, Delhi.
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Moti Masjid (Red Fort)
Finial, Tamga of the Mughal Empire (combining a crescent and a spear pendant with the word Allah).
Gold Mohur from Akbarabad (Agra)
Silver rupee coin of Shah Jahan, from Patna.
Copper Dam from Daryakot mint
Silver Rupee from Multan

Among his other constructions are the Red Fort also called the Delhi Fort or Lal Qila in Urdu, large sections of Agra Fort, the Jama Masjid, the Wazir Khan Mosque, the Moti Masjid, the Shalimar Gardens, sections of the Lahore Fort, the Mahabat Khan Mosque in Peshawar, the Mini Qutub Minar in Hastsal, the Jahangir mausoleum—his father's tomb, the construction of which was overseen by his stepmother Nur Jahan and the Shahjahan Mosque.

Lahore Fort

Citadel in the city of Lahore, Pakistan.

A view of the fort's iconic Alamigiri Gate
Lahore Fort is located across the Hazuri Bagh from the Badshahi Mosque (foreground).
A picture showing the Lahore Fort (Alamgiri Gate in background) and Hazuri Bagh Pavilion (foreground) in 1870.
The use of elephant-shaped column brackets in buildings of the Lahore Fort reflects the influence of Hindu motifs on Mughal architecture during the reign of Akbar.
The fort's massive Picture Wall dates from the Jahangir period.
The fort's iconic Alamgiri Gate was built during the reign of Emperor Aurangzeb.
Ath Dara, built during the reign of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and used as his court.
Layout of the Lahore Fort in 1911
The fort, as seen from the northeast minaret of the Badshahi Mosque.
The marble Naulakha Pavilion is one of the most iconic sights at the fort.
The Picture Wall features mosaics depicting a myriad of scenes.
The Sheesh Mahal is elaborately decorated with a myriad of reflective glass tiles.
The Summer Palace is a labyrinth of chambers that was used as a residence during the hot summer months.
The Kala Burj.
The Diwan-i-Khas is where the Emperor would attend to state affairs.
The current Diwan-i-Aam is a reconstruction undertaken during the British era.
The Sikh-era Sehdari, or "Three-doored pavilion" served as an office for Faqir Syed Noor-ud-din, a trusted Governor of Ranjit Singh.
Lahore's Moti Masjid is the earliest of three Mughal "Pearl Mosques." The two others are the one in Agra and the other in Delhi.
Akbari Gate as seen from within the fort complex.
Alamgiri Gate

Conservation works at the site began in 2015 by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and Walled City of Lahore Authority, which together have also restored other Lahore landmarks such as the Wazir Khan Mosque and Shahi Hammam.

Shahi Hammam

Persian-style bath which was built in Lahore, Pakistan, in 1635 C.E. during the reign of Emperor Shah Jahan.

The central chamber of the Shahi Hammam
Frescoes under the main dome have been preserved and restored.
Some walls were adorned with Mughal-era frescoes which still remain intact.
The baths' exterior has been restored
The baths feature frescoes depicting winged angels
The baths' cold chamber is elaborately decorated with frescoes
Side chambers are used as an auditorium
Elevated walkways have been constructed to avoid damage to the restored site
The bath's lower levels have been exposed
The baths feature new informational displays
Examples of the baths' frescoes
Examples of the baths' frescoes
Examples of the baths' frescoes
The baths feature a cafe
Hypocausts
The steam bath features more reserved embellishments
Dome and exhaust vents in the roof of the Shahi Hammam
Side chambers also feature geometric ceiling designs

The baths were built to serve as a waqf, or endowment, for the maintenance of the Wazir Khan Mosque.

Delhi Gate, Lahore

One of six remaining historic gates of the Walled City of Lahore, Pakistan.

Lahore's Delhi Gate faces eastward in the direction of Delhi, India
Delhi Gate has been restored and is now illuminated at night.
The gate has been restored and features a small market inside the builditural Service Pakistan (AKCSP)
The gate is now illuminated by accent lighting following restoration.
The gate's interior features several cells which are used as shops.
Within the gate's vicinity are several shops and stalls.
Delhi Gate's night market.
Entrance to the gateway is illuminated at night.

The surrounding area includes several buildings of historical significance including the 17th century Wazir Khan Mosque, Shahi Hammam, and havelis.

Begum Shahi Mosque

Early 17th-century mosque situated in the Walled City of Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.

This building is Lahore's earliest dated Mughal period mosque.
Mosque of Queen Mariam-uz-Zamani.
The dome of the mosque is ornately embellished with Mughal era frescoes.
The mosque features highly intricate frescoes.
Entry sign
Inside Maryam Zamani
The mosque has richly embellished muqarnas.
The central fountain and ablution area are covered by a new-build canopy.
Ablution area

It is Lahore's earliest surviving example of a Mughal-era mosque, and influenced construction of the larger Wazir Khan Mosque a few decades later.

Wazir Khan (Lahore)

Native of Chiniot, whose family migrated to Lahore.

The Wazir Khan Mosque

He is best known today for founding Wazirabad, a city near the river Chenab in Punjab, and building the famous Wazir Khan Mosque in Lahore.

Shah Jahan Mosque, Thatta

17th-century building that serves as the central mosque for the city of Thatta, in the Pakistani province of Sindh.

The mosque is considered to have the most elaborate display of tile work in South Asia.
The mosque's tile work exhibits Timurid influences introduced during Shah Jahan's campaigns in Central Asia.
The entry way to the main prayer hall is from the central courtyard.
The mosque's main dome has tiles arranged in a stellate pattern to represent the night sky.
The mosque showcases brickwork in geometric patterns.
Brickwork along corridors
The mosque’s mihrab
Arcades around the central courtyard feature bricks laid in geometric patterns
A close up view of mosque's geometric brickwork.
Some peripheral domes feature colored tiles as well as brick
Arches off of the central prayer chamber are decorated with blue Sindhi tiles
Some secondary domes are decorated with tile work
View from the gardens
A view of the mosque's courtyard
Pillar relief corner
The mosque's iwans, or entry portals, are also decorated with tile work.

Unlike the Wazir Khan Mosque in Lahore, another Shah Jahan era mosque, the mosque in Thatta does not employ the use of fresco.

Wazir Khan Chowk

The Well of Dina Nath was restored in partnership with the Aga Khan Trust for Culture.

The Wazir Khan Chowk is a town square located in the Walled City of Lahore, Pakistan that is located at the main entrance of the Wazir Khan Mosque.