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Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley

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Still a stunning site to visit

It's painful to think of what was destroyed, but even so this site is still stunning. The views... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2018
Jolie R
Athlone, Ireland

The scenery is absolutely gorgeous and you get a real chance to see what life is like for the... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2017
Mark S
via mobile
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Bamyan, Afghanistan
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Reviewed 21 September 2018

It's painful to think of what was destroyed, but even so this site is still stunning. The views from top are fabulous! The history in this entire area makes my jaw drop.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jolie R
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

The scenery is absolutely gorgeous and you get a real chance to see what life is like for the locals. The mountain set against the wheat and potato fields are absolutely magical. Also the people are some of the friendliest I've met

Date of experience: July 2017
4  Thank Mark S
Reviewed 4 July 2016

A visit to Bamiyan Valley is one of those rare moments that will stay with you forever. There is limited to almost nonexistent tourist infrastructure here (when I visited I could not find the tourist centre or the guide or the ticket office), but the...More

Date of experience: July 2016
10  Thank afzyot
Reviewed 10 June 2016

The Buddhas themselves were destroyed in March 2001, by the Taleban just 8-9 months before they were removed from power in Afghanistan. The alcoves in which they were carved remain, and seem to have been stabilized. There are also many caves around the Buddhas, which...More

Date of experience: June 2016
4  Thank TheJockDiplomat
Reviewed 3 January 2016

Just hearing about the Buddha statues and the Red City is enough reason to go, not to mention the City of Screams

Date of experience: February 2015
3  Thank GroverNZ
Reviewed 18 November 2015

This province of Afghanistan is having a very natural beauty. Though the whole country is beautified with nature but you will enjoy tripping Bamyan. According to some foreigners near the Band-e-Amir lake, they said they have visited above 26 countries but a place like Band-e-amir...More

Date of experience: April 2015
3  Thank Yousaf S
Reviewed 17 November 2015

Visiting the remains of the Buddha statues is like connecting with 1500 years ago, when these statues were made. Imposing in height.

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank Jelle T
Reviewed 6 November 2015

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...More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank shannonoliver23
Reviewed 30 September 2015

This location is obviously out of the way for regular tourists. An active warzone and Talib threats in the area make it unsafe for travel. A UNESCO world heritage site that hopefully will be open to the public so that they can enjoy it like...More

Date of experience: October 2014
1  Thank Timothy G
Reviewed 9 July 2015

You enter the Bamyan valley after driving to the west from Kabul. From the shade of a small cafe run by a friendly Afghan, cast your eyes across the fields to the vast Standing Buddhas carved right into the sandstone cliff face.The largest of which...More

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank ilari0n
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