This archaeological site is believed to be the ancient port city of Debul that flourished in the 8th century A.D. This was the place where the Arab conqueror Mohammad Bin Qasim first touched the shores of South Asia in 711 A.D. Here also, after a fierce battle with the reigning King, the Arabs consolidated their hold for subsequent expansion. Banbhore is 64 kms from Karachi. Popular folklore has it that is in the vicinity of Banbhore was the trysting-place of the star-crossed lovers, Sassi and Pannu, much celebrated in local performing arts.