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Jalalabad

in the east, between Kabul and the Khyber Pass

142km

34.43416770.447778

Bamiyan

The remains of the Buddhas. Once considered one of the wonders of the world, these tall stone carvings were destroyed by the Taliban in a notorious act of cultural vandalism.

152km

34.8267.82

Dushanbe

capital of Tajikistan

359km

38.53666768.78

Kandahar

a Taliban-influenced southern city, not safe for travel at this time

470km

31.616765.7167
Sights

Gardens of Babur

park in Afghanistan

2.9km

34.50369.158

Ghazi Stadium

Home of the Afghan football team. Just past the stadium is the mine museum as well as a road up the hill where you will find hundreds of Afghan men and boys flying kites on holidays.

3.3km

34.5185305669.19371111

Alokozay Kabul International Cricket Ground

Home of the Afghan cricket team. Newly built.

3.9km

34.51569.19833333

Bagh-e Bala Palace

Built in the late 19th century, it served as a summer palace for Amir Abdur Rahman. Today, much of the original interior has been preserved, and the area around the palace has become a large park.

4.1km

34.53999469.129933

Darul Aman Palace

Built as King Amanullah's Palace in the 1920s, it has been destroyed and rebuilt a few times over. Plans were unveiled to renovate it again although it is still in a state of crumbling disrepair on the verge of collapsing.

8.2km

34.4652166769.11929722

Tajbeg Palace

Not to be confused with Darul Aman, this palace was also built in the 1920 built to house the Royal family.

9.3km

34.4548277869.11334444

Qargha Reservoir

Described as Kabul's lake district, only 9 km from the city. Spojmai restaurant provides international cuisine. Swimming and boating are popular on the lake with plans for water skiing and jet-skis in the future.

14km

34.5529469.03442

Shamali Plain

The Shomali Plain, also called the Shomali Valley, is a plateau just north of Kabul, Afghanistan. It is approximately 30 km wide and 80 km long. Once, it was a fertile area, rich with water, where fruits and vegetables were cultivated, and where Kabul's residents picknicked on weekends.

30km

34.8588888969.23388889

Jabal Saraj

town in Parwan Province, Afghanistan

53km

35.1183369.23778

Salang Pass

mountain pass

72km

35.3137333369.03708611

we will see

Kabul

Afghanistan
Kabul has been the capital of Afghanistan since about 1776. The city was badly damaged during the various 1979–2001 wars, particularly its western parts. For a few years, Kabul has been going through a period of reconstruction and development, with some modern style tower blocks and a handful of glitzy shopping malls appearing over the last few years. Many roads, particularly the main feeder routes have been reconstructed and upgraded. However, in outlying areas roads and other infrastructure remain in poor condition. Electricity supplies in Kabul are now quite reliable.

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Climate

Average temperatures

Jan

4.5°C-7.1
Precipitation: 34.3 mm

Feb

5.5°C-5.7
Precipitation: 60.1 mm

Mar

12.5°C0.7
Precipitation: 67.9 mm

Apr

19.2°C6
Precipitation: 71.9 mm

May

24.4°C8.8
Precipitation: 23.4 mm

Jun

30.2°C12.4
Precipitation: 1 mm

Jul

32.1°C15.3
Precipitation: 6.2 mm

Aug

32°C14.3
Precipitation: 1.6 mm

Sep

28.5°C9.4
Precipitation: 1.7 mm

Oct

22.4°C3.9
Precipitation: 3.7 mm

Nov

15°C-1.2
Precipitation: 18.6 mm

Dec

8.3°C-4.7
Precipitation: 21.6 mm
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