Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam, Shahrak

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#13 of 14 in Historic Sites in Afghanistan
Don't miss the architectural beauty of Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam, a World Heritage Site. The single minaret stands 62 m (203 ft) tall, surrounded with nothing but wild nature. Check out the intricate decorations of the outer walls, covered in calligraphy, etchings, quotes from the Qur'an, and various patterns. Whether the minaret was always a single structure or part of a mosque remains unknown. To visit Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam on your holiday in Shahrak, and find out what else Shahrak has to offer, use our Shahrak route builder .
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  • The only access to the Minaret is by road, and a very very rough road at that going west from Bamiyan. You will have to spend 2 nights in chaikhanas probably in Larl and Chakcharan. Recently 2 minibus...  more »
  • Completely terrible! Almost got robed, bad transportation horrible food, and flies everywhere, I will never set foot in this place again!! People asking you for money on every turn. The whole country ...  more »
  • I have directed on behalf of unesco make safe, a beautiful minaret in herat where they remained for over a month. We were studying and preparing the intervention
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  • The 65m-tall Minaret of Jam is a graceful, soaring structure, dating back to the 12th century. Covered in elaborate brickwork with a blue tile inscription at the top, it is noteworthy for the quality of its architecture and decoration, which represent the culmination of an architectural and artistic tradition in this region. Its impact is heightened by its dramatic setting, a deep river valley between towering mountains in the heart of the Ghur province.
  • Is it safe there?i really love to travel to there
  • A lovely archaeological place in Afghanistan
  • This is not a review but a suggestion. I just read a BBC report on the base of the tower eroding. Can old car and truck tyres be used around the base to protect it? This would be affordable and requires little skilled labour. Pieces of steel can be bent into hooks to connect them together.
  • JAI JAI PRITHVIRAJ CHAUHAN
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