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Band-e-Amir National Park, Bamyan

(4.6/5 based on 35 reviews on the web)
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. Make Band-e-Amir National Park part of your personalized Bamyan itinerary using our Bamyan travel itinerary maker.
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TripAdvisor
  • if you want to have a great experience of somewhere awesome,gorgeous and attractive, once you must visit this place.  more »
  • Visit Band e amir in September of 2014 on a trip alone. Never waits a place as well in the middle of the ochre that surrounds it. Bathing in its waters after the last to get there is something unforgettable and unique. Afghanistan changes you of life, is the journey for any traveller.
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  • This is a gorgeous part of Bamyan, you can swim in the lakes, but make sure you cover up as shorts and togs are offensive. It is cold, but worth it. 2010  more »
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  • The first national park of Afghanistan and the first place to see in this country. There are many lakes with a unique blue colour in the summer that is frozen in the winter with many waterfalls plus exceptional mountain sceneries around the lakes. There are a local market, hostels and Kayaking facilities. No security concern at at all. In case you have a question, please ask me.
  • a wonderful park . what a clean weather i visited there in few past months . I really enjoyed . I hope everyone must visit from
  • Totally natural with blue water and nothing like this so amazing
  • Amazing and beautiful place! - Must Visit.
  • Beautiful Park and clear water lakes. A must see in Afghanistan!