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

Ghazni is a small city and province south of Kabul.

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The main road (Highway 1) from Kabul to Kandahar in the south passes through Ghazni. It is about a two hour drive from Kabul. There are also roads leading to Gardez and in the east and other nearby villages as well as to various towns in Hazarajat in the north. Ghazni International Airport is being constructed and is scheduled to be completed at the end of 2013.

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One of the historical Ghazni minarets, which were built about a 1,000 years ago by the Ghaznavids
  • Thousand year old minarets to the North of the city.
  • Qalai Pasar, a village in Ghazni and an amazing place to go for picnic.
  • Citadel
  • Palace of Sultan Mas'ud III
  • Tomb of Sebük Tigin
  • Mausoleum of Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni
  • Mausoleum of Sanai
  • Museum of Islamic Art, Ghazni
  • Tapa Sardar Excavations




The Mullakhail Tribe dishes that are said to be delicious are available around the urban and rural areas especially at Chargalo, Khanao khaili and Pirikhail o kallia. The Perkhail tribal cuisine “Roash” which non-locals call “Namkin” can to be found in both city restaurants as well as in the outlying areas. Some of the finest mutton in the country is raised around Ajristan and is a mainstay of local cuisine. The Mulla khail tribal dish, “Landhi”, is made of a whole lamb which is dried and kept fresh during the cold winters. "Khadi Kebab" is a lamb barbecue dish while "Sajji" (leg of lamb) and "Pulao" are other local dishes. Small hotels located along Sangar provide accommodation for tourists.



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