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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Darul Aman Palace and many more Kabul attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Kabul trip planner.
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  • If you find yourself in Kabul, you must visit Darul Man Palace-the former location of the King of Afghanistan, this building was destroyed during the constant fighting in Kabul but is in the process o...  more »
  • This is the classic example of the history of Afghanistan: grand and regal one generation, war torn and destructive the next. The building is large and a good example of the unique architecture of the...  more »
  • The Palace is under construction. It may takes another two year to be completed. There were a few photos published by Kabul Media a few weeks ago. The Palace was very very beautiful on that time. Unfo...  more »
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  • Two palaces are in Dar-ul-Aman. Both the King and Queen Palaces are worth seeing from a distance. Due to the deterioration of both Palaces, it is not advisable to enter.
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