Landmarks in Afghanistan

Band-e Amir National Park

Bamyan Province, Afghanistan
Band-e Amir National Park
Band-e Amir National Park is Afghanistan's first national park. It is a series of six deep blue lakes separated by natural dams made of travertine, a mineral deposit. The Band-e Amir lakes are primarily a late spring and summertime tourism destination.top

Minaret of Jam

Shahrak District, Ghōr Province, Afghanistan
Minaret of Jam
The Minaret of Jam is a 62-metre high minaret that was built in the 1190s entirely of baked-bricks. It is famous for its intricate brick, stucco and glazed tile decoration, geometric patterns, and verses from the Qur'an.top

Site of the Buddhas of Bamiyan

Bamyan Province, Afghanistan
Site of the Buddhas of Bamiyan
The Buddhas of Bamiyam were two 6th century monumental statues of standing buddha carved into the side of a cliff in the Bamiyam Valley. Built in 507 AD and 554 AD, they were destroyed by the Taliban in 2001. Work has since begun on restoring the Buddhas.top

Tajbeg Palace (Queen's Palace)

Kabul, Kabul Province, Afghanistan
Tajbeg Palace (Queen's Palace)
Built in the 1920s, the stately mansion sits atop a knoll among foothills where the Afghan royal family once hunted and picnicked. During the Soviet war in Afghanistan it served as the headquarters of the Soviet 40th Army.top


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