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Baltit Fort Hunza Pakistan

Baltit Fort Hunza Pakistan

Baltit Fort Hunza Pakistan

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Object Title: Baltit Fort Hunza Pakistan

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Created/Edited: Apr 20, 2009 / Apr 20, 2009

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Baltit Fort was the old palace of the Mirs of Hunza .
It is an ancient fort was built 750 years ago,It is situated in Karimabad, Hunza Northern Area of Pakistan.
The story goes that a Princess from Baltistan married the local prince and she brought in Balti masons, carpenters and craftsmen to build it and it. According to local legends, 300 laborers for the construction of the Fort were also part of the royal dowry of the Princess from Baltistan.
Stone, mud and timber only were used for the construction of the Fort, because these materials were locally available, cheap, earthquake resistant, sustainable, long lasting and adequate for thermal comfort.
The window frames doors and columns are elaborately carved, Timber is used for all the openings. The carving style originate from Kashmiri and Ladakh style.
Baltit Fort can be seen from all sides of the Hunza Valley as it is centrally located on the top of a small hill.



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