In the 1960’s this destination was a prime stop on what was known as the “Hippie Trail”: Since that time we associate the region with the devastation of war. That seems to be the most recent reality for this region. On the other hand Afghanistan can be very scenic and interesting to view and explore. It is a city filled with countryside’s and mountains and there is a vast amount of terrain to explore in Afghanistan. It is the home of giant Buddha statues of Bamiyan as well.
Since its more peaceful and less tumultuous times Afghanistan has been somewhat destroyed due to war. With thousands of U.S. Soldiers occupying the region the fighting continues and it may be quite some time before Afghanistan is completely restored to its former state pre-war. Tourism levels are at less than 20,000 with people being advised not to visit the region because of the tumultuous and unpredictable times there. The tourism rate, however is said to be rising at a slow rate currently.
Touring is done in small groups and is mostly unaffordable. Although not many visitors and tourists frequent or visit the region as of now it still remains an interesting melting pot for all types of people and groups. It is very important to note that tourism is very dangerous in this region presently and all precautions should be taken when travelling to Afghanistan. Personal security and travel insurance are highly recommended for this type of travel. You will also want to acquire a reputable tour company when visiting and also be sure to check with your foreign office before travelling here to this region.