The perennial question: Did Multan's aesthetics influence Bukhara, or did Bukhara influence Multan? The tombs of the Suhrawardi luminaries Shah Rukn-e Alam and Bahauddin Zakariyya tower above this ancient capital city, next to the where Multan's fabled sun temple once stood. This city of saints is pulsing with spiritual energy (not to be confused with the scorching summer heat). If you look closely you'll find a host of historic mosques featuring Multan's evocative turquoise tiles peering through alleys in the old city.
© Mehreen Farooq & Waleed Ziad