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Take a dip in one of the six deep blue lakes underneath spectacular limestone cliffs at Band-e-Amir National Park, a complex of lakes separated by a travertine, a natural dam made of mineral limestone deposits. Standing at about 3,000 m (9,842 ft) in the Hindu Kush mountain range close to the ancient city of Bamyan, the park stands out as the most popular tourist spot in Afghanistan. Pedal the duck boats across lapis-blue lakes and enjoy the fabulous scenery and wildlife around you. Hire a car or drive for some two hours from Bamyan to enjoy a picnic, or buy some fresh fish on the lakeshore and fire up the barbecue. Take the guesswork out of planning a Bamyan vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
Band-e-Amir National Park reviews
Is there a bluer blue than the water of Band-e-Amir. The World Conservation Society and the Bamyan community have done an amazing job of preserving this beauty spot. Can't capture its beauty well...
Is there a bluer blue than the water of Band-e-Amir. The World Conservation Society and the Bamyan community have done an amazing job of preserving this beauty spot. Can't capture its beauty well... more »
The best area for tourists to see a fantastic place I recommend for people around the world to see this amazing lake once in their life
The best area for tourists to see a fantastic place I recommend for people around the world to see this amazing lake once in their life more »
An absolutely phenomenal place to visit. This place is spectacular and has breath taking view like Grand Canary in US. The lake itself is something unbelievable as how clear and cold the water is despite having no source and walls stand still. I always wanted to travel there but couldn't and this time had the chance. But HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
A must see when in Bamyan. About 45 drive in good pavement and some dirt road to follow after the entrance gate. Very well kept. The clear water from natural spring is just so clear. Differenr shade of blue catches youe eyes thanks to its purness but also surrounding red mountains and rocks. Band e Amir is held by the giant rock cup if you like. Some men swim in the lake while others get on swan boat to cross the lake. Horse back riding too. Be ready to get wet! Water is just tempting. I dipped my legs with ling skirt as culturally accepted soaked wet but could not resist the beauty. Absolutely breath taking. Lots of food shops around too to enjoy kebabu or just a cup of tea. Summer time is ideal. I went in late August and weather was perfect for me. Band e Amir national Park has entrance fee of 3 usd for non afghan. A must!
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