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Address: Darul Aman Road, Kabul, Afghanistan

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Sadly destroyed

Clearly a palace of magnificence in its day but now destroyed by the Taliban and one has to mostly imagine what it might have been like. Vestiges of grandeur still remain.

Reviewed 6 days ago
RHM63
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Clearly a palace of magnificence in its day but now destroyed by the Taliban and one has to mostly imagine what it might have been like. Vestiges of grandeur still remain.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Darulaman Palace is a nice landmark to visit and recall the days of civil war in Afghanistan. The old and wrecked palace is something to pay a visit once you are in kabul

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Thank Siavash K
Girona, Spain
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323 reviews
160 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

It seems to was the main attraction in Kabul, but now it's totally destroyed and you need to ask for a permission to get inside.

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1 Thank agusticassa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

It takes imagination to work out what it was like pre-conflict but it is a fascination place. There are stated intent to restore the Palace. My guess is that this will result in it being closed to the public for a very long time.

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2 Thank Tom S
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

This was a historical place dated back to the times of reign of king Amanullah khan which he built it for himself and his family.

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Thank Sayed Abdullah Q
Sydney, Australia
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372 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

I visited Darul Aman Palace with my interpreter. It appears that people can no longer go in because of the restoration plan in place, unlike before when you can go in if a local helps you talk to the guards. However, the facet of the palace is magnificent in its own right.

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Thank 96joshuap
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

It’s in interesting place to visit, its strategically located in Kabul city, there are very few such structures in Afghanistan. Its takes you back in history,Please check out this place before it’s renovated, in addition, you can also see new parliament building.

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1 Thank Abdul Majeed J
Islamabad, Pakistan
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288 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

The palace is an amazing piece of architecture constructed in the 1920's. It's great to see from the outside and amazing inside. (I don't know how we arranged to get in.) The palace offers a great view of the mountains and new parliament house. The ruins show the conflict, with evidence of the bombing and heavy fire. The graffiti inside... More 

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2 Thank Oren F
Kabul, Afghanistan
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Unfortunately you cannot walk around inside the palace. It must have been an amazing palce to visit. Hopefully someday they will restore it before it completely falls down.

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Thank roberthR8702FA
Brisbane, Australia
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36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

What a reminder of the Soviet occupation and the bitter civil war in the 90's. This place has its own aura and beauty. We couldn't get inside because the palace is heavily guarded. Watch out for beggars here, but a must visit if coming to kabul

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