A very beautiful district next to swat with many breathtaking spots for picnic and a beautiful scenery. A lot of snow fall happens in Shangla in winter. The summer season is normally very pleasant with temperatures ranging between 15 to 25 degrees in most places. The main places to look out for are Shangla Top (border of Swat and Shangla, Yakhtange (Puran), Logay (Ajmir), Bilkanai, Ranyal dam. Yakhtangay and Logay are very popular among tourists for picnics. Besham is a town situated on the bank of Abasin (River Sindh) and lies half way between Islamabad and Gilgit on the main Shahrahe Raisham road or more popularly known as the Silk Route in the world. Besham is the hottest town in Shangla. Further from Besham comes Dandai which is the border area between Shangla and Battagram district. Most of Shangla is covered in mountains including some very high peaks.