Afghanistan gets first national park

Band-e-Amir, Afghanistan

Creating the national park may help promote Band-e-Amir as an international tourist destination.

BBC NEWS | South Asia | Afghans get first national park

Afghanistan has established its first national park in a spectacular region of deep blue lakes separated by natural dams of travertine, a mineral deposit.

The picture is from the BBC article. I’ve posted it because it shows a beautiful side of Afghanistan we rarely see in the media. In fact, I think this is the first time I’ve ever seen water in Afghanistan.