Sacred Rocks of Hunza
Sacred Rocks of Hunza
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Umayr Masud
58 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
There are many of these sacred rocks , I hope more is done to preserve them , with the traffic right next to them I am pretty sure that they are being damaged.
Written 8 November 2019
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ShilohinBC
Lower Mainland, BC516 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
Located next to the Highway. There are four sections. No admission fee, no protection. So lucky they have not been eroded through time or worse, defaced. A real gem.
Written 3 July 2019
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Paul K
California385 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
Right off the KKH on the face of several large rocks are many carvings and drawings of animals, people, and text from several ancient periods.
Our guide was very good about pointing out some of the less obvious graffiti, including one lovely Chinese inscription which showed up much clearer in a photo than on the wall.
Written 17 May 2019
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Imran Schah
Islamabad, Pakistan4,971 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Friends
This cultural heritage site is located between Ataabad lake and Ganish village of Hunza, on Karakorum highway.
This place is called Haldeikish, however, these rock carvigs are of Kharoshti, Brahmi and Sogdian languages from Kanishka period.

Some portions are engraved with the images of ibex, that signifies the importance of that animal to Buddhists.
Written 3 April 2019
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Zartaj S
Karachi, Pakistan51 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Like cave art but not as old. Not sure if the average tourist would enjoy it...I wasn't particularly excited.
Written 5 January 2019
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Ali Usman Kiani
Bahawalpur, Pakistan11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018
Although, I am not aware of the history of these Sacred Rocks what I felt was traveling back in time when the unknown civilization was craving stones for whatever the reason was. If you're in Hunza do check out these stones. They'll tell you their own story.
Written 31 December 2018
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Erum Khan
Islamabad, Pakistan147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
Haldeikish ~ the sacred carvings on the rocks are located near Karimabad, Hunza on main KKH. This site is on KKH therfore no separte visit is required however it is advisable if road signs are erected atleast one KM or 500ms ahead of the site on both side of the KKH indicating the arrival of the historical site. Rock carving date back to pre-historic times and also of the recent Budhist era up to 6th century AD. Ibex is the most prominent figure in these carvings.
A must stopver for the travelers on the KKH.
Written 11 August 2018
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shahmurai
Karachi, Pakistan406 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
Must see, the drawings are still very clear and show various wildlife, humans etc. If you are into archeology then you must see.
Written 2 August 2018
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Zia_Khan
Lahore, Pakistan95 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Family
Directions: Move from Aliabad to Khunjarab side and these are located at your left hand side hardly about 2-3 Kms from the turn to Karimabad. Very accessible road and location.

Value: The sign boards at the site aren't very helpful. I wasn't able to locate quite a few of the markings using the provided directions. Simple rule is to take a 360-degree view of the rock and find yourself.

Apart from the signs, people have littered the markings with their own stupid names destroying such a heritage. We don't know how many of these were destroyed while making of the road right through them. Also, like almost all such places in Pakistan, there is no guide or curator to tell you on how to conduct your visit. Some of the markings were even suspicious in originality.

However, they are absolute priceless given that a lot of them may actually be from the times of the SilkRoad.
Written 13 April 2018
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Dirk W
Alexandra Headland, Australia6,464 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Friends
Right next to the Karakoram Highway (!), you will see this jumble of rocks with lots of inscriptions and graffiti. Frankly, it is hard to tell one from the other. I'm sure these inscriptions are very significant and historically important, but there seems to be no effort to secure or preserve this site. If this site was anywhere else, it would be a major tourist attraction. As it stands, I doubt it will survive.
Written 5 December 2017
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