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Destroyed at various points in history, the mosque is an unexpected delight at the centre of the city. I was told that security in the area is worse than that in Mazar, but with some precautions the site is worth checking out if you're in...More
I stood awestruck by the remains of these beautiful and ornate structures in the middle of nowhere. This place was once reportedly the most beautiful city in the whole world. Ghengis Khan and Alexander the Great tore it apart in succession. But one can still...More
Balkh is reputedly the oldest city in the world. The Green Mosque is right in the center of what is left of the city. Genghis Khan destroyed it many years ago.
The mosque is tiled and very beautiful. The Afghan government is at present refurbishing...More