Interiors Travel

Roughing it out at a Palace

17th century, Baltistan Pakistan
A king – Hassan Khan, built a palace
That he named
Fong – Khar (Palace on the rock)
21st century
Aga Khan Cultural Service Pakistan, restores the palace
For the discerning world traveler
To enjoy the luxuries of this century
In the glorious ambience of the past

Middle of no-where?
Somewhere in Baltistan

The first view of Shigar across the river

Local art in sparse interiors
Bedrooms for the kings retinue?
Beautiful lattice (jaali) work

Detail of hand carving on a column

No, you will not need to hunt for your own food 🙂
Dawatkhana (Dining room)

Stunning architecture


Read more about the history of Shigar Fort here

I can imagine taking a contemplative holiday here…

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Comments (11)

  1. I love the combination of the white linens on the bed, and the rough wood in the architectural details.

    And those mountains are so incredible- I can hardly believe that a place like that really exists! -X

  2. Hi Robyn! yes, I was attracted by the natural, almost raw look of this place..glad you liked it too!

    Hello Lady Luxe! Thanks for dropping by and your lovely comment 🙂 Hope to *hear* from you again!