Published on : Monday, December 25, 2017
Years of disagreement and political instability have completely shattered once-thriving heritage and tourism industry of Afghanistan. However, new initiations are being launched in order to promote the spectacular riches of the country.
In 2016, a drop in terms of overseas visitors was recorded even though many western governments like the US have advised against traveling to the country.
Band-e-Amir is Afghanistan’s one of the top attractions, the country’s first national park built in 2009.
NBC News reported that Afghanistan is home to six gorgeous turquoise lakes situated in the Hindu Kush mountain range, a spectacular barren landscape of the country.
To quote Jonny Bealby, founder of adventure travel company Wild Frontiers, who accompanied twenty visitors to Afghanistan in 2015. “Band-e-Amir is one of the most extraordinary sites of natural beauty anywhere in the world. Afghanistan as a whole has some wonderful scenery but nothing is more spectacular than the lakes of Band-e-Amir.”
It is situated in the central province of Bamiyan. When the Talibans exploded two giant statues of Buddha in 2001 that created major international headline had towered over the ancient city of the same name for centuries. UNESCO declared the valley a World Heritage site and the province is one of the safest in Afghanistan, still rocked by deadly bombings.
Side by side, hosting the only mixed-gender sporting event in the country, it is also one of the most progressive regions.