3. Islamabad, Pakistan Islamabad has been hit by a wave of of terrorism over the past few years, so make sure to check with the State Department before traveling. The city was built in the 1960s to replace Karachi as the capital of Pakistan and has a population of more than 1.5 million. The recently renovated Lok Virsa (Folk Heritage) Museum has displays of jewelry, costumes, metalwork and more representing the cultures of many tribes of Pakistan. The Faisal Mosque is another top tourist spot in Islamabad. It is one of the largest mosques in the world, able to hold 300,000 people.
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