Vintage illustration of a display of Shigar Fort, Skardu, Pakistan, on a card paper postcard with a small description and a space for message printed at the back.
Shigar is a popular site for tourists and trekkers and contains many historical buildings of architectural significance. It is the gateway to the great mountain range of Karakoram where 5 Eight-thousanders of the world falls, including the K2. One of its popular attractions is Shigar Fort, also known as “Fong Khar” or The Fort on Rock, an old fort of Baltistan built in the 17th century by the Raja of Amacha Dynasty of Shigar. The fort has been restored by Aga Khan Cultural Service Pakistan (AKCSP-P), the Pakistan arm of the Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme. After restoration, the Fort was converted to a museum and luxury hotel managed by Serena Hotels.
Size: 5" x 7"