Buddhist site at Yakawlang

History : The fortress of Chehel Burj (“Forty Towers”) is believed to date mostly from the Ghorid dynasty (12th-13th AD). Archaeological evidence suggests the hill on which the fortress is located was... Read more »

Buddhist site at Kakrak valley

History : The Kakrak Valley is one of three local centres of Budddhist activity, along with the Bamyan Valley itself and the nearby Foladi Valley. About 100 caves and niches are cut... Read more »

Buddhist site at Bamyan

History : The monumental Buddha statues of Bamyan were, until their destruction, one of the best known historic and cultural sights of Afghanistan. Carved from the cliff in the early 6th century... Read more »