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Although Herat is obviously not a tourist destination, this venue is a must see if you find yourself there - most likely you are employed by a govt agency or NGO that has prepped you for the social norms of the area. Dress conservative with...More
Herat citadel is a gem to see close up. It has over 3000 years of history. I visited the citadel before restorations and after and it keeps getting better and better. Seen many castles around the world but this is different. You will not regret...More
I have more than 40 years of personal history with Afghanistan. I saw the citadel when the country was very peaceful, I saw it again 10 years later after it had been severely damaged in the conflict - shell casings scattered around. This past year...More
The Citadel of Herat, also known as Alexander's citadel, has been lovingly restored by the Aga Khan Foundation and is an example of how culture can lead in transforming a nation that has been at war for several decades. Its ramparts give you a stunning...More
Herat citadel is beautifully restored by the UNESCO. It offers good view of the city, but as far as I know the rooms are usually closed (we were lucky to get a glimpse by tagging along with a tour group), and the museum costs extra...More
Akhtiarudin Palace or Herat Citadel is based in the center of herat,an old palace and its newly repaired and open to visitor, if you are in herat its a must visit place, please check the security before traveling.
We stopped here in 2012 and walked through the Citadel. The rebuild was done very well and there is enough of the ancient ruins left to reveal the authentic / original construction. Many old artifacts and old weapons are on display inside and it's a...More
Herat citadel is one of the well preserved castles, compared to its history. The government has put lot of resources to keep it well maintained. Well neat and clean place. Though could not see any museum kind of place in it where the citadel related...More
It was renovated several times of course, as everything what was built 3000 years ago. If you want to go into the citadel, you have to plan it well before. You have to find the authorized person, who can open it and give you free...More