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Forts of Afghanistan

Afghanistan is more than just the historical gateway to India. It is a country of rich history that dates back to 3500 BC. The oldest forts in this region that have been preserved to this day include the citadel of Farah and the Fortress of Herat, both of which are mentioned in the Greek and Macedonian chronicles from the time of Alexander the Great’s invasion. The fort of Kandahar is another example of ancient architecture, whose oldest mounds and relics can be associated with the old city of Mundigak, dating back to 3000 BC. The fortress of Bala Hissar of Kabul is another great example of an ancient historical fort in this region. A tourist hotspot owing to all that it offers, Afghanistan has come out of its troublesome and controversial past and now is mostly safe for travellers from across the world who come to explore this country.