Central Asia - Afghanistan (Chapter)
This is the Afghanistan chapter from Lonely Planet's Central Asia guidebook.
Before all the bloodshed, Afghanistan had formed part of the original overland hippy trail, beguiling its visitors with great mountain ranges, a rich mix of cultures – and the Afghan people themselves, who greeted all with an easy charm and ready hospitality.
- spend some time in Kabul, Afghanistan’s hectic capital, which is permanently buzzing on the cusp of change
- don’t miss Bamiyan’s giant Buddha niches, and the nearby sapphire waters of the Band-e Amir lakes
- admire the blue domes of the Shrine of Hazrat Ali, Afghanistan’s most-important pilgrimage site
- trek with the yaks in the remote plateaus of the High Pamirs
Coverage includes: Itineraries, Climate, History, People, Religion, Arts, Environment, Food & Drink, Directory, Transport, Kabul, Bamiyan, Band-E Amir, The Minaret of Jam, Herat, Mazar-e Sharif, Balkh, Kunduz, Faizabad, Ishkashim, Wakhan & the Afghan Pamir, Jalalabad, Torkham, Ghazni and Kandahar.
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