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About Skardu

Skurdu is a city in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan, and serves as the capital of the district of Skardu. At the height of approximately 2,500 meters at the confluence of the Indus and Shigar rivers, Skardu is located 40 kilometers, 10 kilometers wide in the Skardu valley. The city is an important gateway for the eight-thousand people of Karakoram mountain range in the nearby city. The city is situated on the Indus river, which separates the Karakoram range from the Himalayas. Scurdu region Buddhism was part of the cultural area of ​​Tibet since the establishment of the Tibetan Empire under Songsthan Gombo in the middle of the 7th century.

By the 9th century, Tibetan tectonics were found in Baltistan. Given the proximity of this region in Central Asia, Skardu was in touch with the tribes near Kashgar, which is now the most western province of China. Xinjiang Around the 9th-10th century, Baltistan came under the control of the local Mauppan dynasty, which is a dynasty of Turkic Extraction, according to local tradition, that is said to marry a local princess named Ibrahim Shah by a resident of Kashmir.

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