Afghanistan is a landlocked and mountainous country in the heart of Asia, bordered by Pakistan to the south and east, Iran to the west, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan to the north. There is a short border with China to the far northeast, but in extremely inaccessible terrain.
Popular destinations: Kabul, Herat and Bamiyan

Popular Destinations

This section covers the Eastern portion of Afghanistan. This region is inhabited by the nationalist Pashtuns …
Popular destinations: Kabul, Bamiyan and Jalalabad

This section covers the northwestern portion of Afghanistan. The Northern Alliance held out here when Taliban controlled the rest of Afghanistan.
Popular destinations: Mazar-e Sharif, Balkh and Salang Pass


This section covers the Northeastern portion of Afghanistan. The historic region of Bactria spanned territory that included parts of northern Afghanistan — Kunduz was an important city — plus areas that are now in Uzbekistan or Tajikistan.
Popular destinations: Wakhan Corridor, Panjshir Valley and Nuristan

This section covers the Western portion of Afghanistan. This region is inhabitanted by the Farsiwans and the …
Popular destinations: Herat, Jam and Maimana

This section covers the Southern portion of Afghanistan. It covers Farah, Helmand, Kandahar, Nimruz, Uruzgan and Zabul Provinces.
Choose the road less travelled. And remember that the best places to visit are not in the guide.
My Destination
Travel Dates

Popular Destinations in Central Asia

Escape to a Random Place


Thanks for Sharing

I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.
, ,
About Around Guides. Site powered by Mapcarta. Based on the page Afghanistan. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Photos provided by Flickr under the copyright of their owners. This product uses the Flickr API but is not endorsed or certified by Flickr. Please contact us if you'd prefer to remove your Flickr photos from Around Guides.