The moment of honor when you realize Pakistan is on its rise for being showcased in western media for all the good reasons. Few days back, an English newspaper Daily Mail published the list of the top 12 ‘Traffic Circles’ and results of which were been compiled by the UK-based Roundabout Appreciation society – and they have drawn inspiration from all over the world. Among the world’s top 12 roundabouts feature breaking natural features and sculptures; one of them ranked on the 6th place is the ‘Bahadurabad Chowrangi’ of Karachi which makes Pakistan the sole nation from South Asia to be featured in the list.
Bahadurabad Chowrangi’s mosque roundabout in Karachi, Pakistan – features a replica mosque Chaar Minar which is situated in Hyderabad, India. The replica is situated right in the middle of the roundabout.
Here is the list of world 12 best roundabouts:
1. Railway Roundabout in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia – features a colour-changing space-age fountain.
2. Morbier giant cheese and grandfather clock roundabout in France
3. Duck pond roundabout in Otford, Kent, UK – a roundabout with a listed duck pond in the centre. This residence is known as Duckingham Palace.
4. Chavez roundabout in Managua, Venzuela – image of former president Hugo Rafael Chavez and curly whirly trees
5. Angel of Independence roundabout in Mexico City – has an 118ft victory column in the centre
6. Mosque roundabout in Karachi, Pakistan – features a replica mosque in the middle
7. Dancing dolphin roundabout in Pataya, Thailand – dolphins dance in the fountain and red and green flowers encircle the roundabout
8. Sculpture roundabout in Switzerland – an entwined sculpture on a grassy mound in the mountains
9. Flower and fountain roundabout in Indiana, USA – a double kerber roundabout with ornate fountain and flowers
10. Swimming dolphins in Algarve, Portugal
11. Sekigata roundabout in Shizuoka, Japan – one of the few in the country
12. Pearl roundabout in Manama, Bahrain – the pearl structure consists of six supports holding a giant pearl.The six supports represented the Gulf Co-operation Council’s six member nations, while the pearl symbolized their united heritage and the country’s famous history of pearl cultivation.