Shaikh Ilm-ud-din Ansari, known as Wazir Khan, built this mosque in the 17th century. Wazir Khan's mosque is in the heart of Lahore's walled inner city, surrounded by narrow lanes and crowded bazaars.
The view of Lahore from the minarets is fabulous and was a favorite spot for early photographers like Samuel Bourne in the 1860s. Even Kipling wrote an early short story about wandering up here in the dead of night and watching the denizens of the city toss and turn before rising at dawn. The view provided an early version of his famous City of Dreadul Night story.
Today many part of the mosque have been restored with the original art, to the dismay of some who claim that the restoration is not authentic. That it remains one of Lahore's gems however is indisputable.