The 10 Best Things to Do in Afghanistan

October 8, 2017 Malia Yoakum

Afghanistan from Asia region, is best know for National Parks. Discover best things to do in Afghanistan with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Afghanistan

1. Band-e-Amir National Park

Yakawlang, Bamiyan, Bamyan, Afghanistan
Excellent
91%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 40 reviews

Band-e-Amir National Park

Reviewed By 96joshuap - Sydney, Australia

Looking at photos of Band-e-Amir most would assume they are photoshopped, but the water here is as blue as you can imagine. The road from Bamiyan to Band-e-Amir is for the most part in excellent condition. Pedalling on the duck boats is quintessential Afghan tourist experience.

2. Babur Tomb

Gardens of Babur, Kabul, Afghanistan
Excellent
56%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 46 reviews

Babur Tomb

Reviewed By agusticassa - Girona, Spain

It seems to be the best attraction in Kabul, very good visitor center with lots of information about the history of the Gardens and tombs. Nice walk through the Gardens, with the grave I could visit very cool. Local price I paid 25 times cheaper than the price for a foreigner, because I was with a group of local people.

3. Blue Mosque

Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan +93 78 999 1000
Excellent
75%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 41 reviews

Blue Mosque

Reviewed By majeed a

If you visit Mazar-i-Sharif, this is the first and most respectful landmark to see and make sure your clean, physically and mentally. For this is the safest and one of the most sacred places of Mazar. Hope you have a safe trip. CHAW, SALAM

4. Herat Citadel

SW of City Centre, Herat, Afghanistan
Excellent
19%
Good
53%
Satisfactory
28%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 21 reviews

Herat Citadel

Reviewed By Kemeny

It was renovated several times of course, as everything what was built 3000 years ago. If you want to go into the Citadel, you have to plan it well before. You have to find the authorized person, who can open it and give you free way to get in. It is still worth just to walk around the castle.

5. Panjshir Mountains

Afghanistan
Excellent
89%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
11%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 9 reviews

Panjshir Mountains

Удивительные по красоте горы, где добывают изумруд

Reviewed By WhereIsPrateekToday - New Delhi, India

The Mountains of Panjshir are mesmerizing, mysterious and will keep you on the edge of your vehicle's seat. These Mountains recently (recent history) shot into limelight with Ahmad Shah Massoud and with his nickname 'The Lion of Panjshir' - people recognize these Valleys as the birth place of valiant invincible warriors who made the entire Soviet Army ( and more recently the Americans) taste dust.
A river runs right through the province and alongside the main highway that takes you there.
As a foreigner, make sure you have a local/escort with you at all times since this is not the most friendly terrain, although the Tajiks are not known to shoot without reason.
The graveyard of the Soviet Union lies here and so does the prestigious mausoleum of Ahmad Shah Massoud.
Your trip to Afghanistan is incomplete without a visit to Panjshir, a 2-3 hour ride from Kabul in a 4x4 - quite possible to have an exciting day trip. MUST VISIT.
For me this was an incredible historical and once in a lifetime experience.

6. Bagram Airfield

Bagram, Afghanistan 20062010
Excellent
31%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
28%
Poor
11%
Terrible
15%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 52 reviews

Bagram Airfield

Reviewed By Bogyglfr - Beaumont, Texas

This is a lovely place to stay. Better than most in Afghanistan. Housing is adequate, food is okay. You must try Aziz's restaurant, it has some awesome food, especially the chicken and bean soup. Other than dodging rockets or IDF, flies, and skeeters, they life of a BAF person is awesome.

7. Green Mosque

City Center, Balkh, Afghanistan
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 3 reviews

Green Mosque

Reviewed By TinbumNorthWales - Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom

Balkh is reputedly the oldest city in the world. The Green Mosque is right in the center of what is left of the city. Genghis Khan destroyed it many years ago.
The mosque is tiled and very beautiful. The Afghan government is at present refurbishing the building and adding some additional walls in an effort to return it to its former glory. The mosque is in a park with large trees around it.
In winter this place is cold but in summer be prepared for temperatures that are amongst the highest in the world.

8. Red Mosque

Red Mosque, Kandahar, Afghanistan
Excellent
33%
Good
67%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Red Mosque

Reviewed By La E - Austin, Texas

Coming back to life! The Mosque is very interesting and people are anxious to show that and the surrounding areas. Most speak several languages here and are desperate for tourists. Respect their customs and enjoy! Very hot in summer. Ask permission before taking photos as they consider that very polite.

9. Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley

Bamyan, Afghanistan
Excellent
88%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 32 reviews

Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley

Reviewed By shannonoliver23 - Haiti

The Taliban Destroyed the GIAT BUDDHAS Externally and wrecked havoc internally, but there is still much Beauty to enjoy and Behold. Including Buddhist Frescoes amongst the oldest in the world. I'm so VERY Happy I got to see the Silk Road History in Person. Once in a lifetime experience, given the dangers of visiting Afghanistan. For the intrepid Traveller only!

10. Darul Aman Palace

Darul Aman Road, Kabul, Afghanistan
Excellent
34%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 46 reviews

Darul Aman Palace

Reviewed By Ebazinam - Oklahoma

When in Afghanistan, this is a site to see. It was once an incredible tribute to decadence that has been wrecked beyond repair. It is interesting to see the building techniques and architecture in such a location as central Afghanistan.

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