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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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  • Darulaman Palace is a nice landmark to visit and recall the days of civil war in Afghanistan. The old and wrecked palace is something to pay a visit once you are in kabul  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • 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 »
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  • This place a great place and it is going to be repaired by the afghan government which is a good step and we support them from our hearts. May Allah have peace and stability in our beautiful country Afghanistan.
  • The historical place where you would love to visit once in a while is now barricaded now.
  • Darulaman is Historical palace and have a big castle and located in front of the Kabul Museum this palace has best weather and during the Internal war the Castle find so many demolition & right now need Reconstruction hope International Community help for Reconstruction of this Important palace & around of castle is hug Land State and Can say the Castle located is very best palace.If the Castle is going to Complete well It is good for Historical Local Restaurants. Little info about Darulaman Palace.Hope being interesting for reader.Thanks
  • I love it
  • The mesmerising place, must visit once