Band-i-Amir Travel Guide

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Band-i-Amir Overview

The Band-i-Amir lakes mean the "dams of the king." These five natural lakes have been formed through the ages as minerals from the spring-fed water are deposited at the outlet of the lakes to form massive natural dams that have elevated the water level of the lakes. Each of the lakes is of a different hue of blue, creating a dramatic contrast to the barren red cliffs that surround the lakes.

The most visited lake is Band-i-Haibat, which means, the lake of wonder. Its deep blue color entices the visitor to swim. However, please note that the water is ice-cold, and the waterfalls are actually covered in icicled most of the year! Still a visit to the lakes is one of the highlights for most visitors to Afghanistan.

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