Archaeologies

RAMA REST HOUSE

Skardu Valley

The PWD (Public Works Department, Government of Pakistan) Rest House is one of the few surviving buildings in the Astore region that showcases a colonial architectural style.

Name: Rama PWD Rest House

Period /Age: 1960

Location: Rama, Astore

Ownership: Government

Legal Status: Protected

Cultural Heritage Type: Colonial Building (Residential)

Site Description

Built in 1960, this building is located in the Rama valley, 20-25 kilometers from the Astore town. A hybrid of local and colonial construction techniques, the rest house consists of three bedrooms, a dining hall, and a verandah. The walls are built using stone, with wooden panels affixed to the exterior surface of the walls. The building itself reflects the simplicity of the overall structure.

Salient Features

The exterior wooden panels give the building a refined appearance, and the insulating wood regulates temperatures inside the building.

State of Conservation 

The rest house is well managed and maintained. It is currently used by both government officials and tourists

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