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This section covers the eastern portion of Afghanistan. This region is inhabited by the nationalist Pashtuns, who have cultural links with Pakistan, and is influenced by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa; a historic name for this area is Afghania Province.
- 1 Kabul — the capital of the country
- 2 Bagram — site of a large former Soviet and later U.S. military base en route to the Salang Pass and the Northeast.
- 3 Bamiyan — the site of the Buddhas that were destroyed by the Taliban, and an atmospheric town.
- 4 Ghazni —
- 5 Jalalabad — a fairly non-descript town, but a possible stop between Kabul and the Khyber Pass.
- 1 Band-e Amir National Park — 5 stunning turquoise lakes in a remote, striking setting
- 2 Khyber Pass — a legendary pass and the only place for foreigners to cross legally into Pakistan.
- 3 Mes Aynak — Afghanistan's largest copper deposit, as well as the remains of an ancient settlement with over 400 Buddha statues, stupas and a 40 ha monastery complex