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ENTERING THE SHAH RUKN-E-ALAM’S DARBAR
Shah Rukn-e-Alam’s Tomb, Multan, Punjab


The tomb of the Sufi saint Shah Rukn-e-Alam (The pillar of the world) was built between 1320 and 1324. This octagonal building rises to a height of 30.5 metres and has an internal diameter of 16 metres. The dome, said to be the second largest in the world, has a diameter of 17 metres. The exterior of the Mausoleum is made of red bricks, embellished with glazed tile panels, string courses and battlements.

Photographer: Mohammad Anwerzada