Peshawar is now officially recognised as being one of the Oldest Living Cities in Asia. Its history and culture has continued uninterrupted since several centuries. It is an ancient city with a population of about 10 million people. A few miles away from the famous Khyber Pass, Peshawar has a common border with Afghanistan and commands routes through Khyber Pass to Kabul and Central Asia. Socially and culturally Peshawar is a conservative city, but this does not curb the locals from their showing their highly hospitable nature. The locals commonly known as the “Pthans” are famous from their hospitality and friendliness.
Peshawar is famous for its handicrafts, museum, sculptures and other antiques. It is also famous for producing excellent guns and pistols that are exactly identical to those made in the foreign countries. Peshawar is famous for being the route of conquerors from the north through its Khyber Pass, namely Mahmood Ghaznavi.