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Balkh

Once one of the greatest cities in the region and capital of ancient Bactria. Although much of it lies in ruins, the remaining architectural and cultural elements remain little changed since Alexander the Great set foot there.

25km

36.7580555666.89888889

Band-e Amir National Park

Band-e Amir National Park (Persian: بند امیر) is the first national park of Afghanistan. It is a stunning group of turquoise lakes in the Eastern zone of the country, in Bamyan Province. It sits high in the Hindu Kush at an altitude of 2900 m, and in 2013 about 6,000 local tourists visit the site each year. The area is protected by a small number of park rangers and most of the landmines are cleared.

168km

34.83972267.230833

Kunduz

A major city in the northeast, and crossing point to Tajikistan

194km

36.733368.8667
Sights

Mazar-i-Sharif

capital of Balkh, Afghanistan

370m

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Blue Mosque (Mazar-i-Sharif)

Also known as the Blue Mosque, the shrine marks the burial site of Ali bin Talib, the Prophet Mohammad's cousin and the fourth caliph of Islam. At night the mosque is lit by coloured lights. However, due to many homeless sleeping in the surrounding park, it is not advisable to walk around it.

1.2km

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Mazar-e Sharif

Afghanistan
Mazar-e Sharif (مزار شریف), officially called Mazari Sharif and also Mazar-i-Sharif, Mazar-e Sharif, even Mazar Sharif or Mazar is a city in Afghanistan and the capital of Balkh Province.

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Climate

Average temperatures

Jan

8°C-2.1
Precipitation: 28.9 mm

Feb

10.7°C0
Precipitation: 34.8 mm

Mar

16.3°C5.1
Precipitation: 43.8 mm

Apr

24.3°C11.3
Precipitation: 28.3 mm

May

31.2°C16.6
Precipitation: 11.2 mm

Jun

37°C22.5
Precipitation: 0.2 mm

Jul

38.9°C25.9
Precipitation: 0 mm

Aug

36.9°C23.8
Precipitation: 0 mm

Sep

31.9°C17.1
Precipitation: 0.1 mm

Oct

24.7°C9.4
Precipitation: 3.9 mm

Nov

16.4°C3.2
Precipitation: 13.5 mm

Dec

10.8°C0
Precipitation: 21.7 mm
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