What to do and see in Afghanistan, Afghanistan: The Best Places and Tips

Coordinates: 33°N 65°E / 33°N 65°E / 33; 65

1. Bagram Airfield

Bagram, Afghanistan Sights & Landmarks, Military Bases & Facilities
Excellent
30%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
28%
Poor
12%
Terrible
15%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 57 reviews

Bagram Airfield

Reviewed By billyhuggins - Tulsa, OklahomaTulsa, Oklahoma

A grunts paradise!

They have two Green Beans Coffee, that I know... I saw clean women for the first time in months! (They could have been ugly but I couldn't tell). I heard some POGs complaining about the lack of eating establishments... Pizza Hut bro!!! Also chow halls! (B

2. Babur Tomb

Gardens of Babur, Kabul, Afghanistan Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Excellent
58%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 50 reviews

Babur Tomb

Reviewed By agusticassa - Girona, SpainGirona, Spain

must see in Kabul free time

It seems to be the best attraction in Kabul, very good visitor center with lots of information about the history of the gardens and tombs. Nice walk through the gardens, with the grave I could visit very cool. Local price I paid 25 times cheaper than the

3. Qargha Lake

Kabul, Afghanistan Nature & Parks, Bodies of Water
Excellent
47%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 37 reviews

Qargha Lake

Reviewed By Ehsan-Reznov - Kabul, AfghanistanKabul, Afghanistan

Beautiful Lake

Generally it is a nice place where you can go for a boat ride and enjoy the beautiful view but if you are not a local it is best to have a local friend with you. It is best to avoid the amusement rides because there are not that safe (once there was an ac

4. National Museum of Afghanistan

Darulaman Road | Opposite Darulaman Palace, Kabul, Afghanistan Museums, Art Museums, History Museums
Excellent
45%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 20 reviews

National Museum of Afghanistan

Reviewed By roberthR8702FA - Kabul, AfghanistanKabul, Afghanistan

Afghan heirtage

Interesting display of what's left of Afghan heritage after the Taliban destroyed or looted most of it. Display hall with work done by contemporary young Afghan artists trying to connect with their heritage. Beautiful traditional Afghan jewelry belt by yo

5. Kabul Museum

Darul Aman Road, Kabul, Afghanistan Museums, Specialty Museums
Excellent
51%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 38 reviews

Kabul Museum

Reviewed By afzyot - Sydney, AustraliaSydney, Australia

Nice Museum

The museum is well presented, with Dari and English descriptions for every exhibit, staff are friendly and would try to tell you about the pictures with their limited English. The museum has a huge number of Buddhist artefacts, which I think is remarkable

6. Darul Aman Palace

Darul Aman Road, Kabul, Afghanistan Sights & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings
Excellent
32%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
26%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 52 reviews

Darul Aman Palace

Reviewed By Ebazinam - OklahomaOklahoma

Interesting landmark

When in Afghanistan, this is a site to see. It was once an incredible tribute to decadence that has been wrecked beyond repair. It is interesting to see the building techniques and architecture in such a location as central Afghanistan.

7. Band-e-Amir National Park

Yakawlang, Bamyan, Afghanistan Nature & Parks, National Parks
Excellent
90%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 46 reviews

Band-e-Amir National Park

Reviewed By afzyot - Sydney, AustraliaSydney, Australia

Beautiful

Looking at photos of Band-e-Amir most would assume they are photoshopped, but the water here is as blue as you can imagine. The road from Bamiyan to Band-e-Amir is for the most part in excellent condition. Pedalling on the duck boats is quintessential Afg

8. Christian Cemetery

Kabul, Afghanistan Sights & Landmarks, Cemeteries
Excellent
55%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 11 reviews

Christian Cemetery

Reviewed By sazeem - Rawalpindi, PakistanRawalpindi, Pakistan

History- from 1859 till recent

This is perhaps the only Christian cemetery in the city. Originally built in 1879 to bury the remains of the Second Anglo-Afghan wars, since then it also holds the remains of missionaries from a century or so ago, and their children (it was sad to see the

9. Blue Mosque

Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan Sights & Landmarks, Sacred & Religious Sites
Excellent
72%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 50 reviews

Blue Mosque

Reviewed By Nich W - Burnham-On-Sea, United KingdomBurnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom

A beautiful calm place to reflect

Some of the American reviews of this place are just plain wrong. This place was built about 400 years before America existed and represents the pinnacle of tiled decoration. The colours are incredible and the reverence with which it is preserved is outsta

10. Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque

By Kabul River | Center City, Kabul, Afghanistan Sights & Landmarks, Sacred & Religious Sites
Excellent
36%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 11 reviews

Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque

Reviewed By James B - Lusaka, ZambiaLusaka, Zambia

Beautiful city centre landmark

This unusual but beautiful two storey mosque stands by the Kabul river. In a small square outside the mosque there are always people selling bird seed and plenty of people feeding it to the pigeons that swoop down from the ledges on the mosque and other n

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