Sunday, October 4, 2009

Unesco award for 400-year-old house in Hunza

An ancient house in Ganish village of Hunza, Gilgit Baltistan has received the Unesco’s Heritage Award for 2009.
The Ali Gohar House, a 400-year-old architectural masterpiece, formerly used by the envoy of Mir of Hunza to Kashgar, Sinkiang, was selected by a panel of international conservation experts in architecture, urban planning, heritage conservation and landscape design, officials said.
The entry was chosen as the winner from among the 52 entries from 14 Asia-Pacific countries, including Australia, China, India, Korea, Vietnam, New Zealand and Thailand. The historic house has been restored by the Aga Khan Cultural Service.

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