A Brief Look into the Rich Culture of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is a prominent province of Pakistan. The province which is renowned for its natural beauty and landscapes also boosts a rich culture.

Below we will take a brief look into the salient aspects of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa culture.

Peshawari Chappal

Well to start with let’s see if you have heard of Peshawari chappal? Well, it seems there is hardly anyone who has not heard of the famous Peshawari chappal which is known for its beauty and durability and is an integral part of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa lifestyle.

Tribal System

Pakhtuns have a prominent tribal system and live in tribes. Pakhtuns are known to be religious and conservative people and on a light note a little hot headed too.


Though Pakhtuns may not be a fan of pop culture pakhtuns are quite fond of their traditional music instruments including rubab, mangey, sitar, tabla and harmonium.


Pashtuns men are fond of dances as well and the famous dances pashtun men particularly enjoy include Attan dance, Khattak dance, Mahsud Attan and the Waziri dance.


Chapali Kabab

Chapli kabab is a specialty of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Though chapli kabab is now prepared across Pakistan the taste that chapli kabab of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chapli possess is beyond comparison.


Kawa is another integral part of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa culture which is quite similar to green tea.


Sajji is another popular food from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa which similar to chapali kabab has made its way to the whole Pakistan.

Dry Fruits

Dry fruits are another specialty of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Dry fruits from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are sold around the country and if you see a person who is selling dry fruits anyway in Pakistan chances are that he is more likely to be a pakhtun.


Pashtun wear shalwar kameez. However, they wear a variety of hats and turbans in a number of colors.



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