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Places to Visit in Afghanistan

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Shah-e-DohSamshir Mosque

This two storied mosque is unique and beautiful.It stands by the Kabul River. In the square which is in front of the mosque, people feed the pigeons that swoop down from the ledges on the mosque and other nearby buildings. Take a walk along the row of shops by the river side can be quite entertaining, a chance to see how Kabul is changing.

Minaret of Jam

The Minaret of Jams is a UNESCO world Heritage site. The sixty five meters high minaret has beautiful patterns engraved on it. It stands as a solitaire and silent testimony of Afghanistan’s glorious past, in middle of no were, besides a gentle stream of clear water and highlands in backdrop.

Green Mosque

This green tiled mosque is said to be the inspiration behind the idea to build the TajMahal. It has a big open yard for prayers and a garden with trees. The architecture of the mosque is specimen of typical Timurid style.

Babur Tomb

This place is also known as Gardens of Babur or Bagh-i-Babur. This garden is surrounded by walls but it is a very spread out place with Moghul style gardens, lot of foliage around with gushing streams of flowing water. The tomb of Babur is simple like the Emperor himself and has a mosque nearby. This is a place of historical importance. When you have looked around you can relax on a mat under a shady tree and enjoy the beauty of the gardens or the view of Kabul ci

Kabul Museum

This place is also known as The National Museum of Afghanistan or The Afghan National Museum. This museum is located in two storied complex which has a large garden adjacent to it. The rich collection of this museum includes ivory artifacts of Kushan era and of Buddhist and early Islamic period. Also in collection and display are inscriptions, sculpture, metal works, fragments and pieces of architecture and coins. Afghanistan was once hub of trade ancients ivories

Qargha Lake

The vast natural reservoir is the source of water to Kabul City. Clean and clear waters of the lake, mountains in backdrop and greenery all around all make the place very scenic. You can hire a personal smaller boat or enjoy the boat ride on a bigger diesel engine boat with the localities. Paddle boats are also available on hire. There are many cafés, Sis-ah joints and food vendors across the road leading to the lake. Afghani ice cream called Sheer-e-Yakh,

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