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Blue Mosque, Mazar-i-Sharif

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Religious Site
The most prominent city landmark, Blue Mosque amazes visitors with its turquoise domes and elegant Persian-style tile work. Sultan Husayn Mirza built the mosque in the 15th century on a spot once occupied by an earlier shrine, and, according to Afghan legend, on the site where Mohamed's son-in-law Ali was buried. The sanctity of the place is measured by thousands of white doves that nest in the lush garden surrounding the mosque. Locals believe that all doves--even those with colored spots--turn white if they stay near the mosque. Another legend has it that Zoroaster also lies buried here. Put Blue Mosque on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Mazar-i-Sharif trip itinerary builder.
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  • The mosque is very beautiful both to hold and to get stunders from wandering around among the buildings. The white doves really does not experience worse.
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  • The famous blue mosque is situated in the heart of Mazar e Sharif city. For any one visiting Mazar, this mosque is a must visit.  more »
  • Worth the visit! Women must be fully covered, if u is not, okay, they lend a burqa free ... everyone should take the shoe out of respect to enter! Beautiful building, but the smell of Val d'Europe eh terrible .. prepares.
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