Band-e-Amir National Park, Bamyan

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Take a dip in one of the six deep blue lakes underneath spectacular limestone cliffs at Band-e-Amir National Park, a complex of lakes separated by a travertine, a natural dam made of mineral limestone deposits. Standing at about 3,000 m (9,842 ft) in the Hindu Kush mountain range close to the ancient city of Bamyan, the park stands out as the most popular tourist spot in Afghanistan. Pedal the duck boats across lapis-blue lakes and enjoy the fabulous scenery and wildlife around you. Hire a car or drive for some two hours from Bamyan to enjoy a picnic, or buy some fresh fish on the lakeshore and fire up the barbecue. Take the guesswork out of planning a Bamyan vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • He left for Band-e Amir from Bamiyan. The road was difficult, luckily the minivan on which I had reserved was a Soviet Uaz 4WD and yet in a steep curve tipped over on its side, without affecting anyone, thankfully. The landscape is heartbreaking! The light crisp and sharp emphasizes the play of light and shade on the small mountains of rock and sand that accompany the path, sometimes the views are impressive. When we finally descend down into the Valley where they the Lakes the spectacle is breathtaking. The lakes are blue lapis lazuli, the stones that represent the symbol of Afghanistàn and tremendously stand out into the surrounding landscape a dazzling mix of colors ranging from sand-colored to blue, lilac, pink and dark red. Actually everything is so impressive to have the impression of being on a distant planet. The ambient temperature is as lively as the landscape: during the day, with the Sun, would want to dive into the clear waters but, firstly it is not allowed, it would be a serious second chance because of water temperature almost polar. Is there a ' hotel ' which is nothing but a group of 4-5 tents equipped with beds Afghans, built with a frame of wooden poles with a network of natural fiber on which sits a thin mattress of raw wool. At night the temperature drops to zero degrees and tent tarp does little to protect themselves from the cold. But the atmosphere forgives everything! A thousand times better than giving up to leaving absorb slowly into the magic of the landscape, an island off each Planetary reality. The region is located in the Hazarajat, so theoretically would be more secure than almost all other locations in Afghanistan, where one of banditry is a very big problem with the danger of running into armed bands which may take extremely dangerous attitudes. The Afghanistan is a beautiful country! As the Lakes of Band-e Amir there are a thousand places of equal beauty, an endless string of stunning surprises that follow each other continuously. On the one hand they are pained by the fact that this amazing country and its talented people are convicted of generations to a bitter future, difficult. On the other I am comforted by the fact that indigenous cultural integrity is protected by the globalist aggression!
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  • Great place, to avoid the world, focus on weekend or out of afghan holidays periods. Is accessed from Bamian by a paved road, then a good kilometre 20 track. The place is well signposted.
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  • Oh wow, that is awesome, if u wanna feel great, relax,... you should go once and visit the nature and sites. The whether, water, rivers, mountains... actually they are absolutely excellent which by wo...  more »
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  • A great exotic place. Safe and beautiful. The best time to go there is May to July. Have a great time living within nature!
  • Band Amir is the best secure place located in Bamyan province with a nice nutral views and with a deepest nice blue lake tourist must visit this place once
  • Amazing natural beauty with wonderful blue water.
  • Definitely the most beautiful scenery in Afghanistan. We camped on the lake and enjoyed the relative security of the park.
  • it's the first national park in Afghanistan . every thing are best here. clear water best weather
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