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Travel Warning WARNING: The Eastern provinces of Afghanistan are extremely dangerous and volatile, in particular the Pashtun tribal areas along the Pakistani border. Most foreign governments strongly advise against all travel to these regions. If you must go, please see war zone safety.
Korengal Valley in Kunar Province, Afghanistan

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
  • 3 Bamiyan — the site of the Buddhas that were destroyed by the Taliban, and an atmospheric town.

Other destinations

Khogyani district in Nangarhar Province
  • 2 Khyber Pass — a legendary pass and the only place for foreigners to cross legally into Pakistan.


Ghazni residents walk past newly constructed gates and monuments in Ghazni province.


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