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Darul Aman Palace, Kabul

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
3.8/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web
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 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...  read 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. 
  • I visited Darul Aman Palace with my interpreter. It appears that people can no longer go in because of the restoration plan in place, unlike before when you can go in if a local helps you talk to the ...  read more »
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