Green Mosque, Balkh

The Masjid Sabz or Green Mosque is a mosque in the city of Balkh, in northern Afghanistan. It is believed to be have been commissioned by the then ruler of the Eastern Timurid Empire, Shah Rukh, or by his wife Goharshad.
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  • Destroyed at various points in history, the mosque is an unexpected delight at the centre of the city. I was told that security in the area is worse than that in Mazar, but with some precautions the s...  more »
  • I stood awestruck by the remains of these beautiful and ornate structures in the middle of nowhere. This place was once reportedly the most beautiful city in the whole world. Ghengis Khan and Alexande...  more »
  • Balkh is reputedly the oldest city in the world. The Green Mosque is right in the center of what is left of the city. Genghis Khan destroyed it many years ago. The mosque is tiled and very beautiful. ...  more »

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