in Afghanistan offer lot of hospitality, tasty cuisine, good hiking and
more. No doubt tyranny and war have harmed Afghanistan cities. Yet Afghan
cities are nice place to visit. Kabul, Herat, Bamiyan, Balkh, Kandhar,
Ghazni and Lashkargah are the prime cities of Afghanistan. All these cities
narrate story of the glorious past of Afghanistan.
Balkh, small provincial town of today, was once a splendid city in
Afghanistan. Mazar e sharif is one of the oldest historical monuments in the
city. The city is recognized as the birth place of Prophet Zoraster.
Formerly the city thrived as Bactria in the ruling period of Alexander the
Great. The city brimmed with Buddha monasteries and stupas before the
disaster inflicted by the Taliban. Now the city hosts the ruins of its
Bamyan, the capital of Bamyan Province is the central town in Afghanistan.
Bamiyan is renowned for the giant Buddha idols it hosted. It is one of the
most picturesque areas in the region. Remains of Budha are the foot prints
of history, attracting hoards of visitors to Afghanistan.
Ghazni, a city close to Kabul now remains a feeble shade of the former
glory of the city. Ghazni has a long and eventful journey of wars and
destruction like other cities of Afghanistan. Ghazni was the capital of
Ghaznavid empire and a central location of South Asia.
Second big city of Afghanistan, Herat is located on the banks of Harirud
river. Friday Mosque and Musalla are the primary attractions of Herat since
the ancient times. Herat is known for its home-based industries. The city
also boasts of having a women only university.
Kabul is the capital of the war torn country, Afghanistan. There is lot to
see, although many parts are destroyed. The monuments still surviving tell
us about the golden past of the city as well as the episodes of war and
ravage here. People who think, there is no life in Kabul should visit Kabul
once and explore life in Kabul, adorned with culture.
Kandahar is the second largest city of Afghanistan. The city was capital of
Afghanistan before it was shifted to Kabul. The most important historical
monument in the city is mausoleum of Ahmad Shah Durrani. Kandahar is not
only a city of historical importance but it is an important business hub in
the present Afghanistan. Charming village of Sher Surkh, Kandahar Museum,
Chilzina and a small market are the other attractions in the city.