"What comes to mind when you think of Mazar?" Mazar-e Sharif by jkseddon

Mazar-e Sharif Travel Guide: 14 reviews and 33 photos

Unfortunately most have heard of Mazar-e Sharif for the wrong reasons? I suppose you could ask the same question about any city in Afghanistan, but this happens to be one that got a lot of coverage during the war in late 2001.

What I hope comes to people's mind when they hear this city's name is the stunning Shrine to Ali at the centre of the city. It's a bit strange to see a Shia shrine in Afghanistan, but it has been well cared for nonetheless.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:wonderful tomb of Ali
  • Cons:poor choice of accomodation
  • Last visit to Mazar-e Sharif: Jul 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • May 29, 2006 at 10:24 AM

    John: I ´ll try to travel from Mashhad to Herat, it ´s safe ? also want to fly from Herat to Mazar e Sharif, and continue to Uzbekistan, it´s possible,? thank you, Luis luisfdelc@hotmail.com

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