Top 10 monument pictures from Pakistan selected for this year’s Wiki Loves Monuments

Pakistan earned the third spot in last year’s competition

Remember Wiki Loves Monuments competition? The annual photography competition that aims to improve Wikipedia illustrations about Pakistani culture through photos of landmarks is returning this year and Pakistan’s top ten photos have already been picked to compete.

This year marks the 8th year of the annual global contest and third year for Pakistan. A total of 245,000 photo uploads have already been made to Wikipedia by 10,000 people coming from 52 different nationalities.

Over 270 people from Pakistan have submitted their photos which count for more than 1,900 photographs. But since only the best photos can be submitted for the competition, a jury has picked the top ten photo submissions to represent Pakistan which can be seen below.


Baltit Fort by Hammad Hassan Baloch


Frere Hall by Asim Iftikhar Nagi


Tomb of Shah Rukn-e-Alam by Syed Bilal Javaid


Wazir Khan Mosque by Moiz Ismaili


Buddhist ruins of Takht-i-Bahi by Hidayat-ur-Rehman


Derawar Fort by Fassi Farooq


Faisal Mosque by Azhar


Lahore Museum by Mariyam Aftab


Karachi Municipal Corporation Building by Ali Raza Khatri


Badshahi Mosque by Wasif


More about Wiki Loves Monuments

Wiki Loves Monuments is an annual photography competition which aims to improve the illustrations about culture on Wikipedia through the photos of significant properties in various countries.

The competition is supported by Wikimedia Foundation, Flickr, and Unesco. The competition is part of the Unite4Heritage campaign by Unesco which aims to create a global movement to safeguard heritage.

Last year Pakistan had secured the third spot in the competition from 42 participating nations.

The international winners of the competition will be announced soon.


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