Abbottābad, Pakistan

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As the location of the death of international terrorist Osama Bin Laden, The city of Abbottābad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan now holds a unique and perhaps infamous position in the travel and history community.    Surprisingly, Abbottabad is already a popular Pakistan travel destination, though it will clearly rise from obscurity among people in the USA to international prominence as a the final hiding place of one of the most elusive and sought after people in all of history.

Osama Bin Laden was the architect of the September 11 attacks on the US World Trade Center and activity of international terrorists for many years.

Map of Abbottabad, Pakistan:

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Abbottabad has been a crossroads of tourism since the regions British Colonial period. The Imperial Gazetteer of India notes that Abbottaba is “picturesquely situated at the southern corner of the Rash (Orash) plain, 4,120 feet (1,260 m) above the sea”.

The Karakoram Highway between Pakistan and China – the world’s highest paved major road is a major attraction of the region, mostly thanks to views of the incomparable Karakoram Mountain range – the best known international attraction in this part of Pakistan.


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