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Thandiani, Abbottabad, Pakistan - June 2006 | by SaffyH
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Thandiani, Abbottabad, Pakistan - June 2006


Thandiani (literally meaning 'Very Cold') is a hill station in the Galyat area of Pakistan.


Thandiani was established as a Sanatorium during British rule, for the convenience of officers stationed at the neighbouring cantonment of Abbottabad, it contained some European houses and a small bazaar, which were occupied only during the summer months[1]

Most of local population belongs to the Sarrara tribe.

Thandiani is located in the south of Abbottabad District at 34°13'60N 73°22'0E[2] and is about 31 kilometres from Abbottabad city at the foothills of the Himalayas. To the east beyond the Kunhar River lie the snow covered mountain ranges of Kashmir. Visible to the north and northeast are the mountains of Kohistan and Kaghan. To the northwest are snowy ranges of Swat and Chitral. The hills of Thandiani are about 9,000 feet (2,750 m) above sea level.


The mountains around it are thickly forested. Local wildlife include leopards, monkeys, pheasants and the flying squirrel, to name a few.


The area and its surrounding villages were damaged by the 2005 Kashmir Earthquake


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Taken on June 16, 2006