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Munarah in the region of Bāmīān is a place in Afghanistan - some 82 mi (or 131 km) West of Kabul, the country's capital city.

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Current time in Munarah is now 09:33 PM (Monday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Kabul" with an UTC offset of 4.5 hours. Depending on your budget, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Sumarah-ye Mulla Husain, Sumarah-ye 'Ali Ahmad, Siah Khak, Qash-e Nawer, Qal'ah-ye Dadar or Seh Qal'ah. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Soghdar, Surkh Joy, Shekh Raza, Sar-e Qol, Qafilah Bashi and Bamyan. We saw some videos in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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Let us not muddy the water ( )

03:00 min ( December 03, 2010 by tsbbass)
Views: 1,788 - Rating: 5/5

The photos are from a trip that I made to Band-e Amīr, in central Afghanistan, in July 2007. All are my photos except for the final panorama, which was taken by a friend. The poem is called "Water" b...

Historic footage of Bamiyan statues

04:34 min ( January 25, 2007 by HSFAFilmClips)
Views: 68,787 - Rating: 4.94/5

A sequence on the Bamiyan statues from "Adventure in Afghanistan" from Hal, Halla and David Linker's television travelogue series, "The Wild, the Weird, and the Wonderful", circa 1973. The Cultural La...

Band-e Amir National Park (Dari)

20:01 min ( December 18, 2011 by USAIDAfghanistan)
Views: 18,627 - Rating: 4.90385/5

Band-e-Amir was officially declared Afghanistan's first national park in April 2009. USAID is funding the ongoing project to build the park and generate tourism in partnership with the Wildlife Conser...

NATO in Afghanistan - Reaching out to Af...

03:06 min ( May 16, 2012 by NATOCOMMUNITY)
Views: 1,250 - Rating: 4/5

A group of women in rural Bamiyan Province, west of Kabul, volunteer their time and resources to run a legal aid center and shelter for women. The center connects women with various government and int...

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Interesting facts about this location

Bamyan Airport

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

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Located at 34.79, 67.77 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 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 34.79, 67.77 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 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

Tupchi, Afghanistan

Tupchi (also Topchi, Topci, and Kala Topchi) is a village in Bamyan Province, Afghanistan.

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Located at 34.79, 67.77 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 11 mi away.
Tags:Populated places in Bamyan Province


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 34.79, 67.77 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 13 mi away.
Tags:Mountains of Afghanistan

Hajigak Pass

The Hajigak Pass (hajji gak "little pilgrim") is situated at a height of 3,700 metres above sea-level and is one of the two main routes from Kabul to Bamiyan in central Afghanistan, leading across the Koh-i Baba range. The two main routes from Kabul to Bamiyan are from the south via the Hajigak Pass and from the north via the Shibar Pass. The journey via Shibar Pass is approximately 6 and half hours long covering around 237 km long.

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Located at 34.79, 67.77 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 13 mi away.
Tags:Bamyan Province, Hazarajat, Mountain passes of Afghanistan