The City of Heritage, Multan
Multan, is one of the oldest city not only in South Asia but in the world. It has been postulated that the current name is derived from the Sanskrit name Mulasthana named after a Sun Temple. This city has seen a lot of warfare because of its location on a major invasion route between South Asia and Central Asia.
Multan has a tradition which goes back to the Bronze Age. Rich in archaeology and the history, the city has a lot to offer for those in search of culture. But, more then anything, it’s the monuments that give the region a glory of its own. It is famous for its Sufi shrines. Multan eid gah, Shah Rukan-e-Alam Tomb, Tomb of Saint Bahauddin Zakarya, Tomb of Shah Shamas Sabzwari are those masterpieces which remind one of the affluent civilizations and blend of cultures in the history of Multan.
Multan has always remained a centre of excellence in education. Hazrat Bahauddin Zakariya (1171 – 1263 A.D.), a Muslim religious scholar and saint, established a school of higher learning in theology in Multan; where scholars from all over the world came for studies and research.