PESHAWAR: A heritage museum showcasing the 11th century artifacts, weaponry and other objects of artistic, cultural and historical importance has been established in Laspur valley of Chitral district.

Aga Khan Rural Support Programme and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sustainable Tourism Foundation with the financial support of Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation under its WES project established the museum to promote eco-tourism in the district, according to a press release issued here on Wednesday by Tourism Corporation Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The items put on display at the heritage museum include household utensils, polo gears, traditional apparel and dresses, woodwork, ancient agricultural tools, weapons used in wars, domestic tools, traditional Chitrali poshak, music instruments and other objects dating back to the 11th century.

The museum is located in Harichan area and tourists and visitors from entire Chitral and Gilgit-Baltistan can easily reach the venue via Shandur Pass.

A camping site is also under construction to accommodate at least 30 tourists while visiting the museum. The local community is taking part in the construction activities.

Published in Dawn, May 24th, 2018