Best 15 Places To Visit In Afghanistan

Travel | 2021-04-05 10:08:37.0 | By Melsham Mishra

Afghanistan is one of the beautiful countries in South Asia. It is a landlocked country bordered by Pakistan, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and China. Located in the heart of Southcentral Asia, Afghanistan encompasses flat and mountainous landscapes.

Out of several cities in Afghanistan, Kabul is the largest one and is also the capital city of Afghanistan. Afghanistan is a home for millions of people and has a population of over 35 million people. About 20% of the total population in Afghanistan is unemployed. But, most of the remaining populations have been employed by the main industries in Afghanistan which are comprised of small-scale productions such as textiles, cement, natural gas, coal, copper, etc.

Besides the other industries, the tourism industry in Afghanistan has been amplified since the mid-nineties. Every year tourists visit Afghanistan, to have a glance at all these beautiful places in Afghanistan.

Well, wondering what these beautiful places are? Below, we have listed these beautiful places in Afghanistan that would be great places to visit during vacations.

Top 15 Places To Visit In Afghanistan

1.Mazar-e Sharif



Mazar-e Sharif is a city in Afghanistan portraying the meaning of "tomb of the Prince". The turquoise dome of the Blue Mosque shines and glows with the strike of the sunlight enhancing the beauty of the city. Mazar-e Sharif preserves the Muslim history of Afghanistan along with the history of countless Greek relics.


2.Kandahar



Kandahar is another one of the best places in Afghanistan where people like to visit. It is located next to the Tarnak River. Located at an elevation of 3,300 feet, it lies at the junction of highways from Kabul, Herat, and Quetta. There is an international airport in Kandahar used by most of the tourists who visit the place. But, it has mostly been used domestically than internationally.


3.Band-e Amir National Park



Band-e Amir National Park is the first national park established in Afghanistan. It is surrounded by over six individual mountain lakes and stands up over 3,000 meters. It is one of the favorite places for hikers. Along with nature-loving people, hikers visit this place a lot during spring and summer.


4.Jalalabad



Jalalabad is another best city founded by Emperor Akbar in ancient times. This city vividly depicts the ancient history and ancient times. Jalalabad is well known for its favorable climate and allows the growth of citrus orchards and green parks. Moreover, it is also famous for the mausoleum of King Amanullah Khan.


5.Khyber Pass



Khyber Pass is the place where the lands are curved and they carve the way up to the height of Spin Ghar. It is certainly a great place to visit. But, unfortunately, this place has been closed for several years since at least 2007. This entire region has been dominated by Taliban guerrillas. For centuries it has hosted armies and traders.


6.Balkh



As most of the places in Afghanistan portray years of history, Balkh also shows the history of almost 4000 years back. It stands out as the epicenter of the Bactrian Empire. This place accommodated the several events that have happed there in past, and now still, it hardly stands as the noble capital.


7.Panjshir



Panjshir valley paves its way out to the Hindu Kush from the eastern provinces in the country. It is one of the recently founded industrial powerhouses of Afghanistan. It is the place where American investors have led hydroelectric generation and emerald mining. In addition, Panjshir preserves the glorious beauty of snow-capped mountains and amazing rivers.


8.Herat



Herat is the fourth-largest city in Afghanistan in terms of land area. This city is located pretty close to the Iranian border. Centuries ago, it used to be the home of the Timurid dynasty. The elephant structure of turquoise minarets depicts the beauty of the city and amazes all the visitors visiting the city.


9.Samangan



Samangan is an ancient medieval caravan stop located at an elevation of 3,146 ft. It is one of the places that visitors visiting Afghanistan would definitely not like to miss. The structures of dusty ridges of the mountains are thought to have been built many years ago around the 4th, 5th AD. These structures offer a glimpse of the pre-Muslim past.


10.Bamiyan



Unlike several of the places in Afghanistan, the story of Bamiyan is a sad one. During the ancient periods, it was known for being a great place to worship. Hindu and Buddhist people used to worship in Bamiyan praying for their good. The two huge statues of the Buddha erected at this place were regarded as one of the most elegant carvings during ancient times.

Other Top Places To Visit In Afghanistan


11.Faizabad




12.Taloqan




13.Kabul




14.Kunduz




15.Bagram




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