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Living in Peshawar, Pakistan:
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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Peshawar, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked 13 people living in Peshawar what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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Peshawar, the city of flowers is commonly known for its Hospitality wand warm welcoming of tourists. However, Peshawar is not Peshawar if we don’t list its specialty, which is “Chapli Kabab “. Peshawar however contains a number of historic sites some of which includes (Fort Bala Hisar, Sethi House etc). People are so hospitable and kind.

Peshawar is the capital of KPK province. It is a very busy city with a lot of traffic. If someone wants to live in the urban area of Peshawar, they have to pay a hefty rent. One can also buy a house or land but that is very expensive as well.

Muhammad, says: 2020

It’s very important to put on a scarf and cover yourself in Peshawar and the people here are very hospitable and kind and are very attached to their Islamic and culture values. The woman in Peshawar wear salwar kameez with dupatta.

Peshawar is one of the oldest cities in Asia and is the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Pashto is spoken in and around the city so if you happen to visit you might have quite an edge if you know a little Pashto. The name Peshawar is derived from the Sanskrit word meaning “City of Men”.

Luqman, says: 2020

This city is absolutely beautiful, but because of the pollution here and most people being illiterate, i would recommend not moving to this city. The people here can be friendly if your behavior with them is good, but that is not always the case as many people here are greedy for money and some can actually cross the boundaries to earn money which leads to you getting scammed.

He must know about the specific culture of Peshawar. It is a Pukhtoon territory. Pukhtoons have specific norms and cultural values. They don’t like people who don’t respect their cultural values and beliefs. The people of Peshawar are very hospitable. The visitor/tourist should not be worried. They should aldo arrange a translator if they want to visit the rural areas.

Peshawar is a smaller city compared to the other major cities of my country. The people there are nice, friendly, and co-operative. Pashto, Peshawri, and Urdu are the major languages spoken in Peshawar. In terms of cuisine, my city is especially famous for its Chapli Kebab and Afghani rice. Peshawar has a rich history and it is believed that it is one of the oldest living cities of the world.

Peshawar is known for the best food and hospitality. People all over the world visit Peshawar yearly now as the law and order situation hasten better. Peshawar is an ancient city in Asia. Peshawar is best known for its delicious kebabs and traditional foods. My favourite food in summers is the cold falooda served with ice cream. It has the most unique taste.

Shaoor, says: 2020

Peshawar is a very vibrant city with hustle and bustle. It’s a city for foodies. Trust me when I say this, Peshawar offers the best food in Pakistan. It’s famous for its Chapli Kababs and meat dishes and anyone would be thrilled to try them out. The city is crowded and people love to be on the move all the time, that is why you won’t see this city quiet ever.

Ibtihaj, says: 2020

The city I live is famous for the hospitality and generous people. We have many old and famous places one should visit. It is a city of flowers. Is is very old city and often people do visit peshawar due to its unique places. Many travellers have visited peshawar and loved it.

Momina, says: 2020

Peshawar is the city of flowers. It is the beauty of province. People in this city are mostly Pathan. It borders Afghanistan. There are many universities in Peshawar. Students all over the country come to Peshawar for studies.

It is the biggest city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and is a relatively prosperous city. It is also a cultural and economic hub of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The city is famous for its food and tourism as it is one of the oldest cities of Pakistan with recorded history dates back to 539 BC.

Peshawar is located in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan. Outsiders normally don’t think of it as a safe place, but as far as I know, one can have many privileges compared to other cities. Locals, called the Pashtuns, are renowned for their hospitality. Inhabitants do enjoy access to better education, electricity, Natural Gas and other natural resources. Life here is actually pretty good, considering better living conditions, residential places etc.

Shahrukh, says: 2020

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