Afghanistan also has its share of great cities that tourists from all over the world can surely enjoy and Mazar-i-Sharif is a city that will definitely take your breath away. This magnificent Middle Eastern city is located in the northern part of the country and it offers a perfect getaway for relaxation and pleasure.
Mazar-i-Sharif – Natural Landscape
The Mazar-i-Sharif is a city world-renowned for its natural landscape and scenic spots. The sites in this city tell the rich history of this country that is controversial for turmoil and political wars. One great place to see is the Hairatan to Mazar-i-Sharif railway, the 75 km line that goes from the Uzbek border to Mazar-i-Sharif.
The best sites to see in Mazar-i-Sharif also include the Great Blue Mosque, also known as the Shrine of Hazrat Ali, which happens to be this city’s most famous landmark. This mosque is popular for its unique and magnificent architectural designs, and for being the religious center of the local residents. This spectacular structure provides additional accent to the natural panoramic view of the city, which is the reason why it is one of the most photographed sites in Afghanistan.
The Tomb of Hazrat Ali is another must-see place to visit in Mazr-i-Sharif. This is an important tomb as the person that buried there is Mohammad’s cousin in law and it no one knew of its existence until it was discovered in the late parts of the 1400s.
There are other sites worth visiting in this city and some of them include the famous market place as well as the souvenirs shops. If you want to engage in outdoor activities, you can try to camp at the famous base cliffs or you can also enjoy a camel ride that will take you on a tour around.