Swat Valley is a high-altitude tourist destination located in the northwest mountains of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan. The Swat Valley is situated on the swat river, at the coordinates of 35°12′N 72°29′E, which is at about 247 Km (153 Miles) distance from the capital city Islamabad in Pakistan.It is one of the most famous archeological sites of the Buddhist period. Swat was said to be filled with 1400 beautiful stupas and monasteries. They were used as worship houses for 6,000 gold images of the Buddhist and also for creating awareness about the Buddhism religions through education.Swat Valley is famous for its natural wonders that include its breathtaking diverse landscape and natural wildlife. Swat has numerous scenic countrysides, lush forests, and impressive high peak mountains. This all provides a suitable natural habitat for wildlife as well as attracts tourists.Swat Valley (Swat) is known as the 'Switzerland' of Pakistan because of its snow-capped mountains and beautiful scenery. Once a Taliban stronghold, there was not peace in the Valley until the Pakistan military forces conducted special operations and purified the whole area.People of Swat are very caring, hospitable and friendly. Swat Valley is a place for nature lovers,archeologist and nature photographers.Summer is the popular season to visit Swat valley.The language that is spoken by people of Swat is “Pashto”.Swat is famous for its handicrafts.Wood carving, stone carving, handicrafts and embroidery of Swat are very famous and represent the Swat culture and heritage. Woolen blankets, shawls, and rugs are very beautiful and women of Swat can weave them with their hands. Panhey is the old fashioned shoes used by old persons in Swat.