Band-i-Amir Lakes

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Band-i-Amir, Afghanistan

Band-i-Amir Lakes Reviews

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Feb 18, 2007
The Band-i-Amir lakes are quite possibly the most dramatic and beautiful lakes in the world. The name "Band-i-Amir" means "Dams of the King (Amir)" and refer to the natural calcium dams that have built up over the ages. The five lakes radiate amazing hues of blue, that are in stark contrast to the barren cliffs that surround the water. It is impossible to express in words the effects this has on a first-time visitor. The image is almost that of someone having dumped a bucket of blue paint in the middle of a rocky depression. Getting there is difficult, as there is no public transportation system to the lakes. The area around the lakes is considered safe, but independent travel is not yet recommended in Afghanistan. For more information on how to get to the Band-i-Amir lakes, go to
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s_vivek62 says:
Beautiful pictures Mate,
Thank you for sharing the hpoto and information regarding the lake.
Posted on: Mar 09, 2007
adventuremann says:
No, there is no river flowing into it. The lakes are formed by underwater mineral springs that give the lakes their amazing colors. The lakes overflow a series of natural dams that have been built up over the ages, so that one side of the lake is actually 10-15 meters above the surrounding landscape on one side. Giant waterfalls cascade off the natural dam and form a crystal clear stream that flows out of each lake. It is one of the world's greatest natural wonders.
Posted on: Mar 05, 2007
lauro says:
your fotos and travel experiences always blew me away :D

how come it doesnt dry up? is there any river source flowing into it? im out of words to describe it.
Posted on: Mar 04, 2007
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