December 4, 2020

Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Afghanistan

Located at the crossroads of South and Central  Asia, Afghanistan (officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is a landlocked country which  is bordered by Iran to the west,Pakistan to the east and south, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north and China to the northeast, it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city.

1-Kabul

Today, Kabul is  recouping  from the destruction of war and improving its affected  tourism  and economy.  Alongside old bazars  and buildings, new restaurants and shopping malls are establishing.Top tourist destinations at Kabul include Bala hisar and city walls, Babur’s garden, Mausoleum of Nadir Shah ,Kabul national zoo and plenty of museums located in the city.Stroll through streets of Kabul and have a delicious culinary experience in the evening.

 

2-National museum of Afghanistan

Kabul Museum, also called National Museum of Afghanistan . It is located  at Darulaman, outside of Kabul, Afghanistan. It represents  belongings  related to the country’s history and heritage. It was founded in 1924 and first housed in Koti Baghcha, a royal palace in Kabul, the museum moved to its current location in 1931.

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3-Panjshir

Panjshir  is a hill station which is  located only a 2 hour drive from Kabul.It is considered  one of the  top tourist destination in the Afghanistan. Get lost in its beautiful running streams,Snow-capped peaks, lush green fields  and olde little villages .

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4-Kunduz

Kunduz is nestled in the northern part of Afghanistan which offers  some of the unique places you should visit.Attractions include  the  a no of mosques, the remains of fortresses that were used during the war, and some landmarks that remind the visit of Alexander the Great in this city. The city also offers  photogenic wild side view, along mountain trails and tall cliffs.Enjoy an amazing horse ride within city and shopping.You can also enjoy afghani foods like lamb kabab,  nan (bread) and shorma (soup)

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5-Band amir national park

Band –e-Amir Lakes is popular tourist destination within Afghanistan. It offer boating in crystal clear blue water and some other activities . Band-e-Amir lakes national park was established in 2009 around  Band- e- Amir lakes. Although this spot is open for visitors but you may face  lack of basic facilities here.

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6-Blue masque

This place is also known as the Shrine of Hazrat Ali, it  is a mosque located in the center of Mazar-i-Sharif in the northern Balkh Province of Afghanistan.This site is also famous for the celebration of Nowruz (Persian New Year). At the annual Jahenda Bala ceremony, a holy flag is raised in honour of Hazrat Ali.

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7-Bamiyan

Located 230 kilometers northwest of Kabul, the Buddhas of Bamyan were two 6th-century monumental statues of Gautama Buddha carved into the side of a mountain in the Bamiyan valley in the Hazarajat region of central Afghanistan.

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8-Qandhar

Kandahar nestles at the crossroads where southern Afghanistan meets the mountains of the country’s heartland.This city keeps strong relation with history and It is home to  the Mosque of the Sacred Cloak .Today, the place is filled with mosques, shrines, and mausoleums  like  engraving of the great Mughal king Babur on the Chilzina View.

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9-Jalalabad

This  town is surrounded by a large irrigated fields producing fruit, almonds, rice, and grain. Attractions include A large reservoir near Sarobi, located on the way to Kabul, Hada museum,Shahi qasar, Zwanano Park  and Darwanta Dam  which is  famous for fresh fish and green environment .Additionally, it offer   park for women / youth, hotels and  restaurants . See the main historical bridge, the only connection to other three provinces.

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10-Minaret of Jam

The Minaret of Jam is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in western Afghanistan. It is located in a remote and nearly inaccessible region of the Shahrak District, Ghor Province, next to the Hari River.

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11-Samagan

Samangan province is  located north of the Hindu Kush mountains in the central part of the country. Samangan has one of the famous archaeological sites in Afghanistan, in the Takth i Rostam and the adjacent Buddhist caves and stupas on top of a hill.This province offer breathtaking views of mountains, stream, water falls and much more.

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12-Bagram

Bagram‎ is located about 25 kilometers north of the capital Kabul. This historical city is located at the junction of the Ghorband and Panjshir Valley, near today’s city of Charikar, Afghanistan. In past this area was  a gateway  from Ancient India along the Silk Road. Now a days, there is an air base and troops camp .

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13-Khyber pass

From long time , it has been an important trade route between Central Asia and the Indian subcontinent. This area have much to see and explore.

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