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Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley

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This province of Afghanistan is having a very natural beauty. Though the whole country is beautified with nature but you will enjoy tripping Bamyan. According to some foreigners... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 18, 2015
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Just hearing about the Buddha statues and the Red City is enough reason to go, not to mention the City of Screams

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

This province of Afghanistan is having a very natural beauty. Though the whole country is beautified with nature but you will enjoy tripping Bamyan. According to some foreigners near the Band-e-Amir lake, they said they have visited above 26 countries but a place like Band-e-amir was never spotted.

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Ede, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Visiting the remains of the Buddha statues is like connecting with 1500 years ago, when these statues were made. Imposing in height.

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haiti
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

The Taliban Destroyed the GIAT BUDDHAS Externally and wrecked havoc internally, but there is still much Beauty to enjoy and Behold. Including Buddhist Frescoes amongst the oldest in the world. I'm so VERY Happy I got to see the Silk Road History in Person. Once in a lifetime experience, given the dangers of visiting Afghanistan. For the intrepid Traveller only!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This location is obviously out of the way for regular tourists. An active warzone and Talib threats in the area make it unsafe for travel. A UNESCO world heritage site that hopefully will be open to the public so that they can enjoy it like hemp travelers of the 1970's. Plans are in place to rebuild the site in the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

You enter the Bamyan valley after driving to the west from Kabul. From the shade of a small cafe run by a friendly Afghan, cast your eyes across the fields to the vast Standing Buddhas carved right into the sandstone cliff face.The largest of which stands a full 55metres tall. They stood here silent sentinel to the many caravans that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I was attached to the military base here in Bamyan. I have to say it's one of the most beautiful landscapes I've ever laid eyes on! There's so much history here in this province. If you ever find it safe enough to visit Afghanistan outside of military, Bamyan would be the one place I'd say you must see. You won't... More 

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Nagaoka, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Anybody knows about beauty and uniqueness of Bamiyan and no need for my compliments. But I am here to update some news as the local airline and its flight which takes 30 mins from Kabul to Bamiyan. Ticket price is $ 100 for one way trip. Also there are new hotels which I think Highland Hotel is the best among... More 

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Afghanistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Bamyan is Mostly famous becuase of The Buddhas and Band-e-Amir National Park, Unfortunately and sadly Buddhas are destroyed by Taliban, but it still worth to visit, and most important thing in Bamiyan people are friendly, and environment is safe and secure.

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Mogadishu, Somalia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Bamiyan, the capital of the Bamiyan Province, is located in central Afghanistan also known as the region of Hazarajat, approximately 240 kilometres north-west of Kabul. It was the site of an early Hindu-Buddhist monastery from which Bamyan takes its name, roughly translated as ‘The Place of Shining Light.’ Many statues of Buddha are carved into the sides of cliffs facing... More 

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