Perhaps the first thing that comes to our mind when we hear the name "Afghanistan" is the country's war-torn barren, and covered by deserts, rugged mountains wherever you look, but this perception is not accurate because the center of this barren deserts hiding enchanting beauty of eye-catching
Imagine that this beautiful emerald lake is part of the rugged terrain of Afghanistan, and what makes it more surprising is that it lies at an altitude of three thousand meters above the Hindu Kush mountains of central Afghanistan! These Lakes Bear a name Band Amir , a chain of 6 lakes located in the charming region of Bamiyan in central Afghanistan.
But how does the water come together in this way amid of the rugged terrain in the high mountains?!
These lakes were formed as a result of water that leaked from cracks in the mountains, and with the passage of time and slow motion of water between the rocks of the mountains, a part of these rocks decomposed to the deposits of calcium, which build a natural dams reaching a height , in some cases to ten meters thickness of three meters!! and what about the magnificent blue water? It is because of the purity and content of the mineral components.
The Featured thing in this place is the proximity to the historical city of Bamiyan, a city which included a giant antique statues of the Buddha and triggered by the Taliban in 2001.
This area was designated places of World Heritage in 2009 and was considered as a national park, but in spite of her beauty, it is not set out to become a tourist site because of the war in Afghanistan, and it take to access this place ten hours drive from Kabul through the mountain bumpy roads !
even The American occupation was supported a project to make roads that lead to this place in the third of the current term.