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Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley

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Address: Bamyan, Afghanistan

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Budha statue's in Bamyan

be honest, I am upset when saw Budha statue's was in damage condition. I hope that local government could manage rehabilitation of statue with supports from UNESCO near the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

be honest, I am upset when saw Budha statue's was in damage condition. I hope that local government could manage rehabilitation of statue with supports from UNESCO near the future. The view is fantastics and mostly people like to stay here if security situation is condusive. Bamyan people is nice and welcome to foreigner not like other places in Afghanistan.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

definitely worth the effort and will make you see the history if you can visit with the guide who can explain the scars left on these sites by civil war and era before mongols as well!!!! and while you are in area do try visiting caves where people still live

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

While the famous buddahs have been destroyed by the Taliban, the niches remain, and the sense of loss one gets while looking at the empty niches is truly moving. You can also still climb up and around the niches; a climb that gives you an amazing view of the valley.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

This was certainly a holiday with a difference. Bamyan and its hinterland is a fantastic mix of the old (a rich architectural tapestry in the heart of this Hindu Kush region) and the new (modern farming methods apparently influenced by New Zealand). I am told the time to visit is from about May to September otherwise the beautiful landscape takes... More 

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Corinth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

When I flew into Bamyan I couldn't believe how green and beautiful the valley was. It was so relaxing and comforting knowing that there was no security threat in the area. Living in Afghanistan can be stressful, dealing with constant threats and attacks. Not to mention the constant chaotic Afghan government rules, regulations and thee insurmountable corruption throughout Afghanistan. Anyway,... More 

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Tartu, Estonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

Me and my husband visited Bamyan valley twice. We lived together in Afghanistan from 2006-2008 and we took our first holidays on May 2006. The experience was so good that we took our second inside Afghanistan holidays in Bamyan on June 2007. Trip to Bamyan takes one day by car, but we used small regular plane because we had so... More 

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Eance, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

Standing in front of the cavernous holes left behind after the Taliban used the original giant stone Buddha's for artillery practise leaves one with a terrible sense of loss. These ancient icons had stood for centuries and were destroyed in less than 24 hours. When I was last there, I heard talk that an Italian NGO were going to start... More 

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