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Qargha Lake, Kabul

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Let your inner adventurer shine at Qargha Lake, where your only obligation is to have fun. Built in 1933, a dam stands 30 m (98 ft) tall here, throwing shade on the surrounding vegetation. The body of water the dam creates provides the perfect spot for recreational activities, so you can go surfing, swimming, or boating during your visit. You can also pack a picnic and kick back on the shore or go golfing at a nearby course. To visit Qargha Lake on your holiday in Kabul, and find out what else Kabul has to offer, use our Kabul travel itinerary maker.
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  • It was an amazing place, i visited this place 4-5 times and overtime i had found this to be different.  more »
  • A freshwater lake in outskirts of Kabul with mounts surrounding the lake. A nice hike to one of the mountain and doing meditation session boosts your energy level for a month.  more »
  • It is a bit far from the city, but well worth the visit, excellent restaurant with top food and a lake view are very nice.  more »

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Accommodations in Kabul run on the expensive side, since security presents a particular concern. Short-term visitors may opt for a hotel, but if you're staying for longer, the city's many guesthouses might provide a more comfortable option. Luxury establishments cater to international visitors with clean, modern rooms, swanky decor, and lavish amenities including onsite restaurants, swimming pools, and fitness centers. Mid-range hotels and guesthouses provide basic rooms, some with Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, and other services. Budget guesthouses offer shared bathrooms. Most lodgings cluster in the city center, with access to attractions and plenty of parks, while just a few hotels lie farther out to the west.
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