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Find Afghanistan travel and tourist information with links to official travel and tourism websites and state resources for visitors to Afghanistan.

About Afghanistan

Afghanistan is chiefly a mountainous country; the Hindu Kush and Kyber Pass, connecting Afghanistan and Pakistan, once a magnet for adventurous travellers.

Afghanistan and Neighbouring Countries

Map of Kabul - The Capital of Afghanistan

Ahmad Shah Durrani unified the Pashtun tribes and founded Afghanistan in 1747. The country served as a buffer between the British and Russian Empires until it won independence from notional British control in 1919.

Countries neighbouring Afghanistan:
Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, China and Pakistan.

Weather in Asia:
Local weather forecasts for destinations around Asia.

Visiting Afghanistan

Afghanistan has no railways, and travel within the country is made more difficult by the rugged terrain.

Rivers are used for transporting timber, but they are not navigable, so camels and other pack animals are widely used for transporting goods over the mountain areas.

Flights within the country are operated by Ariana Afghan Airlines; when the airports aren't closed.

Ariana Afghan Airlines: (FG)
With the Taliban out of power, the airline is trying to resume services.

Afghanistan Information

Afghan Web:
Afghanistan Online provides updated news and information on Afghan culture, history, politics, society, languages, sports, publications, communities and economy.

Kabul Museum:
Not quite the Louvre, but there is a tragic story here. Many glorious antiquities were destroyed or looted when the museum was bombed in 1993. Only 52 pieces have been recovered. Three galleries, although the bold italics can be a bit much.

Afghanistan Travel

Afghanistan Tourism

Official Afghanistan Tourist Offices and Embassies

Ambassade de la Republique Islamique d'Afghanistan en France:
32 avenue Raphael, Paris.

Embassy of Afghanistan in Australia:
4 Beale Crescent, Deakin West, ACT.

Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in London:
31 Princes Gate, London, SW7 1QQ.

Embassy of Afghanistan in Tokyo:
2-2-1 Azabudai, Minato ward, Tokyo.

Embassy of Afghanistan in Washington, DC:
2341 Wyoming Ave. NW, Washington, DC.

More About Afghanistan

Afghan Culture, History and Media:
Some of the things that make the Afghani special; especially after so many years of war in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan Maps:
The Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection.

Holidays and Attractions:
Public holidays, interesting festivals and must see attractions in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan Accommodation

Where to Stay in Afghanistan

Afghanistan Kabul, Afghanistan

Most people visiting Afghanistan will be looking for hotels in Kabul, the capital.

Where to Stay in Kabul

Popular Hotels in Kabul

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Afghanistan Hotels:
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Official Hotel Websites

Hotel photo links direct to the official hotel website.

For many people booking a room in Kabul online, there's only really one address in the Afghan capital.

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Kabul Serena Hotel:
Froshgah Street, Kabul, Afghanistan.

One of the finest hotels in Afghanistan and ideally located in the centre of Kabul, the Kabul Serena Hotel stands amid landscaped gardens, overlooking the city's famous Zarnegar Park.

Safi Landmark Hotel Suites, Kabul - Official Hotel Website
Safi Landmark Hotel Suites:
Shahre Nao, Kabul, Afghanistan.

The Safi Landmark Hotel is a four star deluxe hotel, which opened in 2005 and became one of the popular Hotels in Kabul Afghanistan.

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