Swat is a district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan, close to the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. The Swat Valley, a piece of heaven, is known as Pakistan's "Mini Switzerland" due its lush green valleys and lakes, glaciar, clear water rivers and ice-capped mountains.
Swat Valley has a rich history and is thought to be the birthplace of Vajrayana Buddhism. There are many archaeological sites, Buddhist relics, stupas and monasteries in the district.
Malam Jabba, about 40 km from Saidu Sharif in Swat Valley, is the only ski-resort in Pakistan. The snow covered, black mountains of Karakoram range surroundes the resort with beautiful views.
The pristine Swat river flows from Kalam through the Swat Valley. A lot of restaurants on the river bank are famous for fresh water trout of swat river.
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