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National Museum of Afghanistan, Kabul
(4.5/5 based on 30 reviews on the web)
See what remains of National Museum of Afghanistan, a two-story 1919 building telling the story of Afghanistan’s complex and intricate past. Once the most important cultural institution in Central Asia, having boasted over 100,000 artifacts spanning several millennia, the museum was savagely looted during recent wars. With a large number of Buddhist artifacts and a collection of Hindu scriptures having survived the looting, the museum still shows the unparalleled richness of the region’s history. Admire the excellent collection of pre-Muslim heritage, including Mesopotamian artifacts, Chinese mining relics, and 1920s railway engines in the courtyard. Lying some 9 km (5.5 mi) southwest of downtown Kabul, the museum caters perfectly to history and culture buffs. Add National Museum of Afghanistan and other attractions to your Kabul trip itinerary using our Kabul vacation trip planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • The museum is well presented, with Dari and English descriptions for every exhibit, staff are friendly and would try to tell you about the pictures with their limited English. The museum has a huge nu...  more »
  • I have been to Kabul Museum few many times,with local friends and few of foreign tourist whom I meet through couchsurfing. Kabul National Museum is very claim and quite place, not much rush, there are...  more »
  • The museum covers the range of religions and cultures comprising Afghanistan. It's not well known, but until 100 years ag there was a sizeable non Muslim population in Afghanistan. Yes, most recall th...  more »
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  • If you are new to Afghanistan and wondering where to visit, So National Museum is one of greatest place to visit you will find Archaeological Materials collection the old buddhist ivories (Kushan Empires) and Numismatic Collection.... you will love it :)
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  • Very good place for visit.