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The scenery is absolutely gorgeous and you get a real chance to see what life is like for the locals. The mountain set against the wheat and potato fields are absolutely magical. Also the people are some of the friendliest I've met
A visit to Bamiyan Valley is one of those rare moments that will stay with you forever. There is limited to almost nonexistent tourist infrastructure here (when I visited I could not find the tourist centre or the guide or the ticket office), but the...More
The Buddhas themselves were destroyed in March 2001, by the Taleban just 8-9 months before they were removed from power in Afghanistan.
The alcoves in which they were carved remain, and seem to have been stabilized. There are also many caves around the Buddhas, which...More
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...More
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...More
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...More
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...More