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Cheap flights from Afghanistan

Fascinating with the thrill of danger, Afghanistan can be exciting to visit for tourists willing to overlook the risks with appropriate safety measures. It contains some incredible treasures, such as the Mazar-e Sharif and the Samangan. The ruins of historic and cultural sights here still evoke an impressive atmosphere, the likes of what one can experience with the sight of the Buddha statues of Bamiyan, which are set in a tranquil valley.

Afghanistan, a war-torn country struggling to rise to its feet, is not the easiest country to visit. That may be an understatement, but those who want to visit here must be well informed on the conditions of the places to be visited here. Security must also be prepared just in case, due to the potentially volatile situation going on at the time of writing. Those going to this part of South Asia, however, can have the adventure of their lifetime, especially when checking out various sights in this unpredictable, yet fascinating country.

Where to go

Kabul, now in a phase of development, seems to change almost at a daily basis. Those going here will see some of the parts being reconstructed or the damaged infrastructure torn down to make way for a new one. Those going here, however, can visit the Kabul Museum. Once renowned for keeping one of the best collections of artefacts in the world, tourists going here will find only a semblance of its grand exhibits. From here, tourists can check out the Mausoleum of Abdur Rahman Khan. Originally a palace, tourists will now find here a building with a bulbous red down atop a whitewashed form with ornate minarets. Those going out of here will find market traders, where one can observe the local colour before moving on to other spots of the city.

Its position at the Silk Road has made it a centre of trade in the olden times. In here, one will find the Friday Mosque, a structure over 800 hundred years old. It’s a fascinating building that is said to be the finest Islamic building in South Asia due to its tile mosaic, bright colours, and intricate details. From here, tourists can check out more of the Old City, established at an expanse of about 1,200 square metres. Four main streets branching out from the bazaar of Chahar Su lead visitors to the Citadel and other imposing yet elegant buildings.

Pakistan, only an hour or so away from kabul, makes an intriguing country to visit. Those going here will find a variety of fine sights, starting from Islamabad and Rawalpindi. It has the Shah Faisal Mosque, nestled at the foot of the Margalla Hills. It is one of Asia's largest, with a combination of ultramodern and traditional architectural designs. The main prayer hall and courtyard, topped by sloping roofs instead of the usual dome, can hold around 100,000 people. From here, tourists can look at Lok Virsa Museum, which houses a great array of traditional handicrafts, from embroidered costumes to intricate wood carvings. There is also the Pakistan Monument to see, an impressive reddish brown granite work representing the diverse yet united cultural identity of Pakistan. It is flanked by well-maintained gardens and shaped like a flower about to blossom.

Bursa, one of the major cities in Turkey, is also a place to add to the itinerary. Somewhat alike Islamabad in terms of combined tradition and modernity, those going here will find mosques and mausoleums among the modern and industrial buildings. The Ottoman structures and various parks, however, maintain a peaceful semblance, making the place a fine area to visit.

Being the birthplace of the Ottoman Empire, those visiting here should venture to the Bursa Citadel. It has a six-storey clock tower and the Tombs of Sultans Osman and Orhan, the founders of the Ottomans. From here, one can check out Emir Sultan Camii, which was renovated after an earthquake in 1766, mainly to preserve its Ottoman Baroque style, which has a resemblance to the romantic extravagance of baroque and rococo.

How to get out

Tourists going out of the country can leave via Hamid Karzai International Airport. Airlines serving here include Afghan Jet International, Air India, Ariana Afghan Airlines, East Horizon Airlines, Emirates, flydubai, Kam Air, Mahan Air, Pakistan International Airlines, Safi Airways, SpiceJet, and Turkish Airlines.

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