Afghanistan is a favorite destination in Central-Asia for those who enjoy adventurous traveling. Landlocked between China, Iran, Pakistan and three of the new Central Asian republics: Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikstan, the country is a backdrop of dramatic mountain scenery, where the unparalleled hospitality of its people render the stay all the more significant.

Unfortunately the turn of the 21st century plunged the country into war and terrorism, which resulted in the fall of tourism, notably its capital, Kabul one of the oldest and highest capitals in Central Asia situated at 1800 m above the sea.

Kabul is one of the most popular sites among other Afghan cities of tourist interest such as, Heart, Bamiyan, Balkh, Kandahar, Ghazni and Lashkargah. These major cities offer historical sites with relics of Buddhist and Islamic religions as well as the passage of trade, which as marked the country for centuries.

Accommodation ranges from luxury to cheaper hotels within Kabul, although elsewhere in the country it will probably be harder to find the same amenities.

Traveling around Afghanistan is in fact quite simple and cheap, as there is a fleet of minibuses or shared cars that have specific departure stops linking most of the larger cities in the country.

The best period to visit Afghanistan would be from April to June or September to October for the spring and autumn seasons offer amazingly beautiful scenery complemented with succulent local fruit.

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    Buddhas of Bamiyan

    The Buddhas of Bamiyan were in 4th and 5th-centuries monumental statues of standing buddha carved into the side of a cliff in the Bamyan valley in the Hazarajat by Hazaras region of central Afghanistan.

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    Minaret of Jam

    The Minaret of Jam is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in western Afghanistan. It is located in a remote and nearly inaccessible region of the Shahrak District.

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    Shahr-e Gholghola

    Shahr-e Gholghola also is 13th century city in Bamyan, Afghanistan which was conquered by Gengis Khan after months of surrounding. The ruins still remain close to the Bamyan town.