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Motasham Destination Guide

Delve into Motasham in Afghanistan!

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Motasham in the region of Bāmīān is located in Afghanistan - some 90 mi (or 144 km) West of Kabul, the country's capital.

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Current time in Motasham is now 01:05 AM (Sunday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Kabul" with an UTC offset of 4.5 hours. Depending on your travel modalities, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Soghdar, Shibartu, Sar-e Qol, Qol-e 'Ali Payan, Qafilah Bashi or Kalayi-Khudaidad. While being here, make sure to check out Tol-e Baghir, Surkh Joy, Qash-e Nawer, Nawer-e Gosalagan, Nal Sherah and Nawer-e Nazar as well. We also found some pictures.


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Interesting facts about this location

Bamyan Airfield

Bamyan Airfield is a former military airfield in the Bamyan Province of Afghanistan.

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Located at 34.82, 67.63 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 10 mi away.
Tags:Airports in Afghanistan, Bases of the United States Air Force in Afghanistan, War in Afghanistan (2001–present)

Bamyan Airport

Bamyan Airport is an airport serving the city of Bamyan in Afghanistan.

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Located at 34.82, 67.63 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 10 mi away.
Tags:Airports in Afghanistan, Bamyan Province, Hazarajat

Buddhas of Bamiyan

The Buddhas of Bamiyan were two 6th century monumental statues of standing buddha carved into the side of a cliff in the Bamyan valley in the Hazarajat region of central Afghanistan, 230 km northwest of Kabul at an altitude of 2,500 meters (8,202 ft). Built in 507 AD, (smaller), and 554 AD, (larger) the statues represented the classic blended style of Gandhara art. The main bodies were hewn directly from the sandstone cliffs, but details were modeled in mud mixed with straw, coated with stucco.

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Located at 34.82, 67.63 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 11 mi away.
Tags:2001 in Afghanistan, 2001 in religion, 500s architecture, 550s architecture, Aniconism, Anti-Buddhism, Archaeological sites in Afghanistan, Arts in Afghanistan, Bamyan Province, Buddhist art and culture, Buddhist pilgrimages, Buildings and structures demolished in 2001, Buildings and structures in Afghanistan, Central Asian Buddhist sites, Colossal Buddha statues, Destroyed landmarks, Hazarajat, Islam and other religions, Lost sculptures, Mountain monuments and memorials, Persecution by Muslims, Pre-Islamic history of Afghanistan, Rock art in Asia, Silk Road, Taliban, Vandalized works of art, World Heritage Sites in Afghanistan

Koh-i-Baba

The Baba Mountain range (Pashto: بابا غر‎ Bâbâ Ǧar),Persian: کوه بابا‎) Koh-e Bâbâ is the western extension of the Hindu Kush, and the origin of Afghanistan's Kabul, Helmand, Arghandab and the Hari River. The mountain range is crowned by Foladi peak rising 4951 m; 16,244 ft. above sea level, and is located south of Bamyan, Afghanistan. The Koh-i-Firoz plateau merges farther to the west by gentle gradients into the Paropamise, and which may be traced across the Hari River to Mashad.

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Located at 34.82, 67.63 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 12 mi away.
Tags:Mountains of Afghanistan