Historical visit of Afghanistan
There are many monuments and places of interest in Afghanistan :
- The minaret of Jam (65m high) in the Ghor province, closed to the Hari Rud
- The citadel of Ikhtiyaruddin, in Herat.
- The Masjid Jami (Friday mosque), in herat.
- The Buddhas of Bamiyan, a small city lying in a beautiful valley containing the
remarkable statues of Buddha.
- The five lakes of Band-e Amir in the Hindu Kush mountains.
- The historic Blue Mosque in Mazari Sharif with the Shrine of Hazrat Ali (cousin
and son-in-law of the Prophet Mohammad).
- The Shrine of Khwaja Abu Nasr Parsa (a distinguished theologian).
- Paghman Victory arch : this monument was built by King Amanullah Khan to
commemorate the victory over the English during the Third Anglo-Afghan War.
- The mausoleum of Ahmad Shah Durrani in Kandahar.
- Chilzina view (Forty steps), near Kandahar.
- The citadel of Bala Hissar in Kabul : This old fortress was built at the 5th century.
- Succeeding afghan kings alternately ruled from this place. It was destroyed
during the Second Anglo-afghan War.
- The mausoleum of Amir Abdul Rahman Khan in Kabul : The Iron Amir was
buried in one of his ancient palace with a Mughal style.
- The Kabuli mosque of Shah-Do-Shamsher (Mosque of the King of two swords) : an
ancient afghan legend relates the story of a muslim commander who fought against
Hindu warriors, with a sword in each hand although he had already lost his head.
- The garden of Bagh-e Babur : the first Mughal emperor, Babur, was buried in his
favorite garden in Kabul.