Band-e Amir Lake

A beautiful landscape of Band-e Amir Lake in Bamiyan province, Afghanistan. Band-e Amir is a series of six deep blue lakes separated by natural dams made of travertine, a mineral deposit. The lakes are situated in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Central Afghanistan at approximately 3000 meters of elevation, west of the famous Buddhas of Bamiyan. Like Band-e Amir in this country have thousand of yearÕs historical places and beautiful landscapes. The tourism industry of Afghanistan, developed with government help in the early 1970s, has been negligible since 2001 due to internal political instability. Travel was highly restricted in the country due to the US-led campaign against the Taliban and al-Qaeda. Because of kidnaping and suicidal attack tourism industry had been almost ruined in Afghanistan. After downfall of Taliban regime nowadays Afghanistan can be rebuild its tourism industry. Today World Tourism Organization’s slogan should be ‘rebuild Afghan tourism for powering sustainable development in Afghanistan’.

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