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Beautiful

Destroyed at various points in history, the mosque is an unexpected delight at the centre of the... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2016
afzyot
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Sydney, Australia
History came alive (Visited in 2002)!

I stood awestruck by the remains of these beautiful and ornate structures in the middle of nowhere... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2015
LostEarthling
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Sydney, Australia
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10 Jul 2016
“Beautiful”
10 Sep 2015
“History came alive (Visited in 2002)!”
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Reviewed 10 July 2016

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

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2014
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

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

Date of experience: May 2014
2  Thank TinbumNorthWales
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