Bagh-e Babur, Kabul Province

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Enjoy a peaceful walk through Bagh-e Babur--the blooming gardens that contradict the dusty appearance of the surrounding city. Established in the 16th century, the gardens contain the tomb of King Babur, the founder of this lush complex. Roses, wild cherries, and cypresses represent only a portion of what you can see here. Many festivals take place within the park, but you can also take a stroll, have a picnic, or read a book on the lawn. Go to the highest point of the gardens for a full view of the city. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Bagh-e Babur by using our Kabul travel itinerary planner .
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  • A very quiet and well groomed garden in the centre of the city. Many things to see and do or just a place to relax. It also has many historical sites to see and read about. If you’re looking for a pla...  more »
  • Bagh-e Babur (or Gardens of Babur) is a beautiful, historical park in Kabul. The site is located on the slopes of Kuh-e Sher Darwaza, southwest of the old city of Kabul. There is a small entrance fee ...  more »
  • A charming, peaceful park to stroll, picnic, people-watch, and smell the flowers. Great getaway from the traffic and streets of Kabul.  more »
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  • The Gardens of Babur (Bagh-e Babur in Persian and Pashto) is a park in Kabul, Afghanistan, and also the last resting place of the first Mughal emperor, Babur. It is thought that the gardens were constructed around 1528, as detailed in Babur’s memoirs, the ‘Baburnama’. When the fifth Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, visited it in 1638, he added a marble screen around the tombs, and built a mosque on the terrace below. The gardens have changed much since the Mughal period. Emir Abdur Rahman Khan (d. 1901) added a pavilion and a residence for his wife, Bibi Halima, in 1880. It was converted into a public recreation space in 1933, with pools and fountains becoming the central focal point. A modern greenhouse and a swimming pool were added in the late 1970s. The grave enclosure is no longer present. The independent Bagh-e Babur Trust has managed the gardens since 2008. Nearly 300,000 people visited the site in 2008.
  • Very nice and big garden. It is observable historically and architectally. Families can spend weekend days
  • The Garden of Babur is a historic park in Kabul, Afghanistan, and also the last resting-place of the first Mughalemperor Babur. I enjoyed this place much more with friend. A very fascinating place. Will remind you the history. The truths. Thanks to Agha khan for the rehabilitation and conservation of the Museum. Which includes models, books, scripts and Digital LED's.
  • A magnificent testament to the splendor and sophistication of art in the times of Babur ( Zahīr ud-Dīn Muhammad) the founder and first Emperor of the Mughal dynasty - with amazing artwork displayed in the most beautiful of settings, in the environs where many of the scenes found in the painting are depicted. I had the good fortune to have an extensive tour of the galleries with prominent Princeton Professor and Afghanistan Scholar, Prof. Michael Barry, whose knowledge of art, culture, language, religion, customs and much more of Afghanistan and the MENA region and Asia knows no bounds. This is a heritage of which the Afghan people should be justly proud, and the work must be preserved in this beautiful location for all to enjoy. The Gardens are splendid, remember to visit Babur's tomb, Shah Jahani mosque, and admire the vegetation - some of which is only found here. Notice the backdrop: the mountains which you will see in the artwork. When your stomach rumbles, a nice restaurant serves up delicious food, while you can digest all the wonderful impressions from your tour. Thank you - From a grateful visitor from Denmark.
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