Daily Prompt: We Built This City
Wah Cantt is adjacent to Taxila, a small town enriched with one of the most important archaeological sites of the world. The name ‘Wah’ has its roots in the Mughal era with the Mughal emperor Jehangir reported to have coined the name when his army was stationed here en route from a mission. Emperor Jehangir was impressed by the scenery of this place, so he said “Wah” (‘wow’) and this place was named ‘Wah’ after that exclamation.
It is said that Mughal emperor Jehangir’s army was coming back from a campaign in Kashmir, it was evening time, and they were tired and looking for a place to stay. After a little search they were successful in finding a place with a natural source of water. As soon as the Mughal King watched the natural beauty of the spring and surrounding mountains, he loudly exclaimed ”Wah!”. His words were written on the stone of history. Since that day, this territory is called Wah.
Literacy rate is approximately 96%. It was given the title of “THE ISLAND OF EXCELLENCE” by Pakistan’s former Prime Minister because of its 120 educational institutes serving over 50,000 students . (Source: Wikipedia)
So now enough of the introduction, Here is a look into my city Wah Cantt, Pakistan. Click on to view the photos enlarged.
I gathered up as many photos as I could but this is not the end of it, there is a lot more that I wasn’t able to show through photos. Better luck next time I guess. So what do you think about my city?
(Photo Credits: Google Images)