"City of the Buddhas" Bamiyan by Cdnexpat

Bamiyan Travel Guide: 49 reviews and 110 photos


The famous Buddhas were destroyed in 2001. The caves where the gigantic statues stood are a memorial to the ancient civilization that lived in these mountains.

Band-Amir lakes

Band-Amir lakes are deep mountain lakes, fed from underwater sources. The pristine water is always a dark blue, reflecting the mountain sky, in its deepth.

Red City

The ancient Red City, a few kilometers from Bamiyan, stands guard over three valleys.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Bamiyan is the only really tourist place in Afghanistan.
  • Cons:Getting there is the hard part.
  • In a nutshell:The city high in the mountains.
  • Last visit to Bamiyan: Feb 2013
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • kiwi's Profile Photo
    Feb 15, 2013 at 1:12 AM

    It's still incomprehensible what happened to the Buddhas, but then again I guess ancient values created a target. Such a final end to a long life.

    • Cdnexpat's Profile Photo
      Feb 15, 2013 at 10:55 AM

      Very sad indeed. The Talibs spent a lot of time preparing explosions strong enough to blow them out. It seems that they were trying to force Islamist values to the locals here.

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