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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. See Qargha Lake and all Kabul has to offer by arranging your trip with our Kabul road trip app .
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  • an awesome view and a beautiful lake, took some really cool pictures and it was nice and safe. the way was about half an hour from the city but pretty straight forward. the lake was so pretty especial...  more »
  • Qargha lake is a must visit during your stay at Kabul. Specially the resturant Supagmay near the lake is a very peaceful and great place with nice tea and Shisha option. View of the lake at the evenin...  more »
  • We've been to Qargha Lake a number of times and enjoyed it always. It is far enough out of the city to be quieter and a walk along the lake edge is relaxing. Food opportunities range from street stall...  more »

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