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Rabat-e Bala Destination Guide

Touring Rabat-e Bala in Afghanistan

Rabat-e Bala in the region of Balkh is located in Afghanistan - some 190 mi or ( 306 km ) North-West of Kabul , the country's capital city .

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Time in Rabat-e Bala is now 10:21 AM (Tuesday) . The local timezone is named " Asia/Kabul " with a UTC offset of 4.5 hours. Depending on your budget, these more prominent places might be interesting for you: Yaka Tut, Ufmalik, Towkhtah, Timur Saray, and Shibirghan. Being here already, consider visiting Yaka Tut . Check out our recomendations for Rabat-e Bala ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Interesting facts about this location

Balkh River

The Balkh River or Balkhab is a river in Balkh Province, Afghanistan. The river rises in the Band-e Amir lakes in the Hindu Kush. In its upper reaches the river is known as the Band-e Amir River (Rud-e Band-e Amir). The river flows west, then north, and terminates in irrigation canals in the area of the cities of Balkh and Mazar-e Sharif or in the desert. In times of exceptional flood the river drains into the lowlands of Turkmenistan.

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Located at 36.65 66.93 (Lat./Long.); Less than 6 km away
Tags: Geography of Balkh Province, Rivers of Afghanistan

Qala-i-Jangi

Qala-i-Jangi is a 19th century fortress located near Mazar-i-Sharif in northern Afghanistan. It is known for being the site of a bloody 2001 Taliban uprising named the Battle of Qala-i-Jangi, in which at least 470 people were killed including CIA agent Johnny "Mike" Spann. It served as Northern Alliance General Abdul Rashid Dostum's military garrison during the opening stages of the War in Afghanistan (2001–present).

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Located at 36.67 66.98 (Lat./Long.); Less than 8 km away
Tags: Archaeological sites in Afghanistan

Battles of Mazar-i-Sharif 1997-1998

The battles of Mazar-e Sharif were a part of the Afghan Civil War and took place in 1997 and 1998 between the forces of Abdul Malik Pahlawan and his Hazara allies, Junbish-e Milli-yi Islami-yi Afghanistan and the Taliban

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Located at 36.67 66.98 (Lat./Long.); Less than 8 km away
Tags: 1997 in Afghanistan, 1998 in Afghanistan, Afghan Civil War, Mazar-i-Sharif, Warlordism, Wars involving the Taliban

Battle of Qala-i-Jangi

The Battle of Qala-i-Jangi (also incorrectly referred to as the Battle of Mazar-i-Sharif) took place between November 25 and December 1, 2001, in Northern Afghanistan, following the invasion by United States forces to try to overthrow the Taliban, which it had accused of harboring Al-Qaeda operatives.

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Located at 36.67 66.98 (Lat./Long.); Less than 8 km away
Tags: 2001 in Afghanistan, Afghan Civil War, Battles of the War in Afghanistan (2001–present) involving the United Kingdom, Battles of the War in Afghanistan (2001–present) involving the United States, Conflicts in 2001, History of Balkh Province, Operations involving American special forces, Prison uprisings

Haji Piyada

Haji Piyada Mosque ḤĀJI PIĀDA or Noh Gonbad Mosque, a Samanid-style building in Balkh province of northern Afghanistan. Built in the ninth century, it is thought to be the earliest Islamic building in the country. It measures 20 by 20 meters. The outside walls are of mud-brick construction. The interior is divided into nine bays, each originally covered by a dome.

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Located at 36.72 66.90 (Lat./Long.); Less than 14 km away
Tags: Archaeological sites in Afghanistan, Islamic architecture, Mosques in Afghanistan