A 400-year-old fort undergoes a major facelift in Pakistan – An impoverished town gets much-needed opportunities

A 400-year-old fort undergoes a major facelift in Pakistan - An impoverished town gets much-needed opportunitiesPakistan’s Shigar Fort: From Shambles To Chic Sustainability

By Zofeen Ebrahim/mintpressnews

Upon seeing the fort’s state of decay, the Aga Khan Cultural Service of Pakistan offered to restore it through its Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme in 2000.

After five years of restoration and conservation work, and over a million dollars in funding, the 400-year-old fort is now the Serena Shigar Fort, a boutique hotel catering to guests traveling along the route to K2, the world’s second-highest mountain.

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