Shakarparian Hills, Islamabad
Derived from two words of the Potohari language, Shakar (meaning sweet) and Parian from Parao (a place to rest), the Shakarparian Park comprises of two viewpoints. Terraced garden of Shakarparian offers pleasant panoramic views of Margalla Hills, Islamabad and Rawalpindi from atop. Pakistan Monument and Pakistan Museum is located on the west viewpoint of the Hill.
The east viewpoint of the Park is one of the most visited picnic spots of the city and includes a small garden with an arboretum which is most famous for trees planted by foreign heads of state (Kings/Presidents/Prime Ministers). The planting of trees by world leaders is a symbol of friendship between the two countries.