Country File: Afghanistan

Since there’s a bunch of nattering negativity surrounding #Afghanistan around the interwebs at this exact moment, let’s send out a positive message and suggest you #travel there instead for today’s Country File — Jomhuri-ye Eslami-ye Afghanestan, commonly known as Afghanistan!

Flag of Afghanistan

 

Afghanistan joined UNESCO on 04 May 1948, making it a real country by everywhs.com‘s standard; and it has two inscribed and four tentative World Heritage Sites:

Afghanistan

Inscribed:

Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley (2003)
Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam (2002)

Tentative:

City of Herat (17/08/2004)
City of Balkh (antique Bactria) (17/08/2004)
Band-E-Amir (08/09/2004)
Bagh-e Babur (02/11/2009)

MTP and TCC count Afghanistan as one place to visit, and TBT splits it up into five.

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