Afghanistan has always been on the top of the headlines and full of severe controversies that made prominent world leaders and organizations turn their heads. The nation became free of the clutches of the extremists in 2001 and has been a dangerous warzone since then. Even in the midst of political unrest, protests, attacks and utter chaos the country developed in the last twenty years and managed to stand still. In the middle of all the unrest and danger, the tourism in Afghanistan took a positive turn and thousands of visas were processed over the years. Although, Afghanistan tourism was not as popular and widely sought unlike any other nation but its rusty charms, vibrant and diverse culture and the simple way of life brought and invited many daring travelers over the years, who were keen to explore the beauty of this rusty old landlocked nation and were impressed by its culture and traditions.
Unlike the other countries with robust tourism plans, Afghanistan was never a nation where tourists would prefer to flock over. The country is always anticipating and on the brink of wars and bombings that lead to heavy bloodshed and war crimes. However amidst all the unrest, the steep and mighty mountains and the archaic rusty cities paint a beautiful picture that entices daring travelers to explore the forbidden grounds and lands of Afghanistan. Apart from the life-threatening unrest, wars and the endless headlines full of controversies, Afghanistan is a beautiful and simple nation, untouched by modernization and the trendy way of life. You would certainly not find skyscrapers piercing through the blue skies or fancy extravagant malls and bistros that will take your breath away or lively buzzing cities crowded with tourists. However, the age old architecture, mosques, traditions and the warmth of the local cuisine surely appeals to the hearts of the daring travelers, who aim to find treasure in this chaotic nation. Afghanistan has always been a traumatic war zone, bounded by restrictions, warnings and threats. However, the endless wars never failed to erase the true spirit of the nations and the Afghans rose from the ashes like the phoenix, again and again.
The old and majestic city of Kabul, surrounded by the unconquerable mighty mountains paint a beautiful rusty picture of a rural world, where the modern buzz and way of life has not taken over yet. The great ruins of Daral Aman Palace will remind you of the bygone era and the vividly bright past. The traditional architecture and design is something you will cherish for a long time. Afghanistan relishes in simplicity. The lush velvet grass of Babur Gardens will soothe your feet and the palaces and the monuments will please your eyes. Afghanistan is the nation of great history, stories and cultures, adorned with reminders of great kings and the wars they fought in this land. Every tale is engraved in the walls of the cities and the hearts of the people. Historic forts, mosques, monuments and lush parks are all the remnants of the past and portray the rich history. The scenic beauty of dry brown Afghani Mountains will surely tempt your eyes.
In the present day, Afghanistan has been taken over by the extremist group of Taliban and exploring the old diverse cultures, mesmerizing nature, architecture and traditions in this forbidden ground has been declared dangerous by the laws of the nations. The lands of Afghanistan drenched in rich history have turned hostile once again and tourism in these times, laden with the bloodthirsty pandemic is surely a distant dream.