Darul Aman Palace, Kabul

4.3
#2 of 11 in Things to do in Kabul
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.
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Darul Aman Palace
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Darul Aman Palace Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5
47 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • Unfortunately this Palace is in ruins after the constant wars in the country was eventually destroyed. In it is still fantastic to be present because in addition to being in ruins gives us a sense of a good and beautiful structure
    View original
  • 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 »
Google
  • 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.
  • I love this place
  • Qasr daraman
    View original
  • Since I have gewohnt😐
    View original
  • No comment
    View original
Places to stay near Darul Aman Palace

Plan your trip to Kabul

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Darul Aman Palace by other users

14 days in Afghanistan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Canada & Kabul BY A USER FROM AFGHANISTAN October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Kabul BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Afghanistan BY A USER FROM INDIA October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Kabul BY A USER FROM QATAR October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Afghanistan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 14 days in Afghanistan BY A USER FROM CANADA September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in Kabul BY A USER FROM CANADA October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Afghanistan BY A USER FROM CANADA October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Afghanistan BY A USER FROM CANADA May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Kabul & Bamyan BY A USER FROM CANADA October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 31 days in Afghanistan BY A USER FROM CANADA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans