Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque, Kabul

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#5 of 14 in Historic Sites in Afghanistan
Known for its unconventional design, Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque features two stories and a bright yellow facade. Built in the 1920s, the building features unusually small minarets topping an exterior that resembles that of Baroque buildings usually found in Europe. The neighboring street market warrants a visit after a stop at this mosque. Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Kabul Edition.
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  • Called the 'Mosque of the King of Two Swords', the Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque on Kabul river must be one of the most unusual in Islam. Built in the 1920s during Amanullah's drive for modernisation, i...  more »
  • This mosque is located in the center of the city. You can view a lot of birds near the gate and many shops as well. The location of this mosque makes it a little difficult to enjoy this place as there...  more »
  • It is a mosque with one of the most unique European-influenced design in Kabul. We were told that photographs even outside are not allowed, but I suspect it has something to do with the recent securit...  more »
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