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Blue Mosque, Mazar-i-Sharif

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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 into our Mazar-i-Sharif online vacation planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Mazar-i-Sharif.
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  • A must visit place in Afghanistan specially in the evening during sunset. I went there in the morning to see sunrise, it was amazing too.. 
    A must visit place in Afghanistan specially in the evening during sunset. I went there in the morning to see sunrise, it was amazing too..  more »
  • The shrine of Prophet Ali is located in Balkh province, and people have particular beliefs in the shrine. 
    The shrine of Prophet Ali is located in Balkh province, and people have particular beliefs in the shrine.  more »
  • Very beautiful Mosque in the center of town. Mazar Sharif is very nice town and people so friendly and nice. 
    Very beautiful Mosque in the center of town. Mazar Sharif is very nice town and people so friendly and nice.  more »

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