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Darul Aman Palace, Kabul

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Explore the complex war-torn ruins of a European-style palace at Darul Aman Palace, an impressive three story neo-classical building perched on a hilltop overlooking the site of the new Afghan parliamentary building. The centerpiece of King Amanullah Khan’s vision of a new modern capital in the 1920s, the palace was abandoned after a coup. Repeatedly fire-gutted and shelled, the restored building served as a Defense Ministry site in the 1970s before being left in disrepair during the rule of the Taliban. Explore its graffiti-sprayed walls, peppered with shrapnel holes and impressive interior vaults, and imagine how the country would have developed had it not been for the squabbling of great powers. For Darul Aman Palace and beyond, use our Kabul travel itinerary maker to get the most from your Kabul vacation.
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  • It seems to was the main attraction in Kabul, but now it's totally destroyed and you need to ask for a permission to get inside. 
  • It takes imagination to work out what it was like pre-conflict but it is a fascination place. There are stated intent to restore the Palace. My guess is that this will result in it being closed to the...  more »
  • This was a historical place dated back to the times of reign of king Amanullah khan which he built it for himself and his family.