There are some beautiful museums in the world which attract millions of visitors. The region of Mardan is rich in culture and especially Gandhara remains are matchless. The people of Mardan had the idea of a museum for a long time and they were keen to preserve the heritage. For this reason they formed National Heritage Preservation Societies in the past. Ultimately with the interest of the local Government Officials and the then commissioner of Mardan, Mr R N Sahibzada, the proposal of building a museum in Mardan was made in 1990. The museum was opened in April1991.
The original name is Takht-i-Bahi. This town is situated 15 km from Mardan on Swat Malakand road. In 1908/9 the ancient Buddhist history was discovered in the mountains. Large numbers of buildings look beautiful on top of the mountains.
Unfortunately the possessions of the houses and buildings have been taken away illegally and maybe decorating some famous buildings in the rest of the world. The population is expanding and new houses are approaching the site. If ignored for a few more years, the tourist and historic attractions will disappear.
Cultural heritage has a great historical significance. It represents the taste and theme of the time. The Guides Memorial Mardan also has a very relevant historical importance. It was built by the British in 1892 in memory of their soldiers who sacrificed their lives in defence of Queen’s Residency in Kabul on September 23rd 1879.This historical memorial was built in the centre of Mardan city.
Mardan is a large city and the Headquarter of a District in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan. The region has a very rich cultural and heritage History. This is an independent and unique web site. It will not only reflect the real life of the people of Mardan but will also work as a tool in the development of this beautiful and wonderful city of culture.
Please send us your views, comments, news, photos, experiences of your visit to Mardan. Please help us make this site a success!
MARDAN is Suffering as it has:
1. Poor Traffic Control system
2. No proper waste disposal system
3. No International Standard Cricket Stadium
4. No Sports grounds at village level
5. No Train Services despite having Train Station and Train Engine Factory
Fawad Ahmad named in Australian Team for Ashes
The people of Mardan.com are happy to see the inclusion of Fawad Ahmad in the Australian team for Ashes this year. He was born in Marghuz, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. His success story is one of the best. According to Stuart MacGill, Fawad Ahmad is as good as Anil Kumble.
PTI ? The Poll Result
Mardan.com is conducting an online poll since PTI came into power last year.Before the elections a similar Poll showed a big support for PTI and the Poll was correct as PTI won the elections by a great margin.It looks now as the support is on the decline.The reason probably is the lack of experience and not tackling the basic issues.So far no major project has been given to Mardan and the ongoing problems remain unsolved.The Poll shows 23.65% believe PTI can solve all the problems while 22.9% think it can not solve Any problem.While a percentage thinks it can solve some of the issues.
The Poll can be an eye opener for PTI and it needs to show some evidence of its performance. Otherwise the support will be washed out very soon.
You can have your say and participate in our Poll today.
My Village Spinkai
A green, small and an ancient village located at the bank of UPPER SWAT canal and in the North of District Mardan having a travelling distance of about 20 Km from the city of Mardan, named as Spenkai. It is surrounded on its North-West by a tall mountainous range called “Sakra range” and in South and East by a long residential area which covers different villages of District Mardan....Read More
Visit Takht Bahi and explore the Histotory
Gandhara Culture Expert.......Usman Mardanvi Archaeologist . will be pleased to show you the historic sites in Mardan.
Public Money and Private Names
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided that no public place and project built with the public money would be named after any individual..