traveller in Afghanistan has several places to explore. Here is brief
account of the important places to visit in Afghanistan.
The five lakes of Band-e Amir are a beautiful location of Afghanistan. The
cluster of five lakes iscollectively known as Band-e- Amir. Band e Amir lake
is also called the lake of jewels. Lakes of Band e Amir lakes are formed
naturally with extraordinary geological formations. Color of water is deep
Once considered a valuable record of Central Asian history, Kabul Museum,
also known as Afghanistan National Museum, was home to some of the finest
collections in Central Asia. The Museum was built in 1920. Many objects from
Kushan, early Buddhism and early Islam were hosted in the Museum. Some early
manuscripts, miniatures, weapons and art objects belonging to former royal
families were also kept here.
Khyber Pass has been an important site in Afghanistan. Khaybar has been an
important link between Pakistan and Afghanistan. Throughout history it
served as an important trade route between Central Asia and South Asia. Most
foreign invaders in India entered through Khyber Pass. Crossing Khyber Pass,
one of the most important pass in history, is quite adventurous.
Minaret of Jam
Minaret of Jam, a magnificent minar, is one of the buildings listed in the
UNESCO's world heritage list. Minaret of jam is also called Minaret of
Ghiyath al-Din Muhammad bin Sam. Minaret of Jam is quite isolated in itself,
located in a remote valley next to the Hari Rud river.
The Panjshir has always been most people's first choice in Afghanistan.
When Afghanistan was on the tourist trail Panjshir valley was one of the
most visited tourist destinations. Due to its proximity to Kabul and its
astonishing natural beauty, Panjshir became people's first destination in
the country. It is located 150km north of Kabul, near the Hindu Kush.
Tora Bora, which can literally translated as Black Dust, is a cave complex
in eastern Afghanistan. The complex hosts itselt in the White Mountains
locally known as Safed Koh. Tora Bora is approximately 50km west of the
Khyber Pass. The US forces battled with Al Qaeda and the Taliban in Tora
Bora, during the US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001.