Now you can visit this 129-year-old tunnel in Pakistan

Sometimes you can find treasure in the trash. That’s what happened in Pakistan when people were digging a pit for some plantation in Ayubia National Park. A 100-year-old British-era tunnel was found from a trash mound. 

The historic ’Moto Tunnel’ was built 1891 and would still have been buried in a garbage dump and neglect if not for the plantation drive. The Pakistani Ministry of Climate Change has now restored the tunnel and opened it for the public. 

The tunnel is 250-feet long, 6-feet high and 4-feet wide. It is carved out of stones and clay and is a part of the longer ‘nature pipeline walk’ (a walk through the forests) in the Ayubia National Park of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan. 

The tunnel joins Ayubia to Murree, a small and famous hill town since British era in Galyat region. The Galyat region is known among tourists for its hill towns and nature walk tracks through the forests. The tunnel has a stone mark atop with ‘1891’ carved on it, indicating the year it was built by the British.

Fun Fact

The province where the tunnel is found was originally known as the North-West Frontier Province but was renamed Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in 2010. The famous freedom fighter Abdul Ghaffar Khan, also known as Frontier Gandhi, belonged to this region.