Thursday, September 1, 2011

Omer Hayat Palace

umar hayyat by Awais Yaqub
umar hayyat, a photo by Awais Yaqub on Flickr.
Omer Hayat Palace is located in Chiniot, Punjab. Small city known for its beautiful wood furniture carving which attracts lots of interest from all over the world. Omer Hayat Palace is situated at heart of old city, massive structure stands proudly within narrow converging streets. Palace was built by Omer Hayat, Merchant from early 19th century, he created it with extreme devotion which is still evident from beautiful wood work and paint work all around palace, unfortunately Omer's son died as soon they moved into this palace in few years Mr and Mrs Omer also died and Palace was converted into orphanage, later top two stories caught fire and they were demolished, today (2011) library serves as tourists attraction and small public library.

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