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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. Make Band-e-Amir National Park part of your personalized Bamyan itinerary using our Bamyan travel itinerary maker.
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Where to stay in Bamyan

Although Bamyan itself offers relatively few sleeping choices, the surrounding area provides more than enough options for the few foreign travelers who make it this far into Afghanistan. A few hotels in town offer basic rooms and hot meals, as well unlimited electricity and access to the Internet. Private guesthouses outside the city core serve as less expensive options, but they also provide only a few hours of electricity and no additional amenities.
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  • Must visit Band-e-Amir National Park if you're visiting Bamyan. The blue hue of the lakes is unlike any other and is truely mesmerizing and untouched. Great location for photographers!  more »
  • if you want to have a great experience of somewhere awesome,gorgeous and attractive, once you must visit this place.  more »
  • 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 place is amazing and brings you close to the nature and its fabulous beauty. Highly recommended for those who are traveling to Bamyan a must go place.
  • Amazing and beautiful - shows that nature is still the most beautiful thing to have on our earth.
  • 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.
  • Band-e-Amir has a spectacular views of blue water within the mountains areas.
  • Simply Beutiful