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Tourist Places Afghanistan
Important cities of Afghanistan
Kabul - the capital of Afghanistan
Bamiyan - Buddhas remain left after the destroied by Taliban
Herat - here are several historical monuments are situated.
Kandahar - It is also known for Kandhari pomgranate
Other tourist Places:
Band-e Amir National Park
The Khyber Pass
The Minaret of Jam
The Salang Pass
Travel and Tourism in Afghanistan
Afghanistan, locted in the heart of asia has much to present an adventurous traveller
but from last three decades the country is going through nation wide rebuilding process. due to the extremely dangerous security and high threat of terrorist attacks one must not prefer to travel to Afghanistan. however, there are certain things that may attract ones attention. coming across the epic country side , rugged mountains , interacting with local communities travellers can explore the great ancient civilisation of the country. some of the important cities of Afghanistan are:
Kabul - proud of its heritage the capital city located in the east of the country. A very historic city built about 4000 years ago. one can visit many places in kabul such as kabul museum, king nadir shah 's tomb, chickken street, money market, kabul zoo, shamali, paghman, istalif, darulaman palace etc.
Balkh- located in the north, known for its history of centre for the bactrian empire before the arrival of alexander the great. the city is enclosed with ancient fortifications including some of the beautiful mosques such as Shrine of Khoja Abu Nasar Parsa, Dargah of Rabia Balkhi and Noh Gonbad (Haji piyada) mosque.
Bamiyan - the main town in bamiyan province. the left over remais of buddha destroyed by taliban as an act of cultural vandallism grabs most of the tourists attention.
Ghazini - located in the south in between kabul and kyber pass. the old minarets to the north are the main accessories of the city
Herat - second largest city of Afghanistan and a gateway to iran with several interesting historical places. it is known as the diamond of asia in literature.
Kandahar - a taliban influenced ciity in the southern region. the presence of green gardens and the rivers running across the country enhances its natural beauty
Kunduz - a major city and crossing point to tajikistan.
Jalalabad - located in the east between kabul and khyber pass. many places worth visiting are presentt here.
Mazar e sharif - a staging point for trips to Afghanistan. the most famous blue mosque, also known as shrine of hazrat ali ( the place of burial of fourth calph of islam, al bin talib )is located here. it is the fourth largest city of Afghanistan
Puli Khumri - located in the heart of Afghanistan, an ancient city.
Other destinationns to visit are as follows :
Band e Amir - it is the cluster of five lakes also known as lake of jewels.
Kabul Museum - it is also known as the Afghanistan national museum. this museum built in 1920 presents finest collections of early buddhism, kushan, early islam and many other manuscripts, miniature weapons and art collections of royal families in central asia.
Khyber Pass - it is an important link between Afghanistan and pakistan. a quite adventurous place that served a important trade route between central asia and south asia in history.
Minaret of Jam - it is also called Minaret of Ghiyath al-Din Muhammad bin Sam. it is a beautiful minar located next to the hari rud river and one of the buildings listed in UNESCO's world heritage list.
Panjshir Valley - due to its astonishing natural beauty and closseness to kabul it is one of the most tourist visited destinatons in Afghanistan.
Tora Bora - also named as black dust is a cave complex in eastern Afghanistan.
salang pass - it links the road between kabul and mazar e sharif . a beautiful pass and perfect site for photography.
Gardez - a beautiful town in southeast mount valley of kabul.
Shamali Plain - a green plain that is the main source of food for central Afghanistan.
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