Band-e Amir (Persian: بند امیر‎)

This is an area of great beauty with six deep blue lakes separated by natural dams made of naturally occurring travertine.
The lakes are situated in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Central Afghanistan. They are near the famous giant Buddhas of Bamiyan.
Band-e Amir is on the UNESCO World heritage list because of the rare nature of these lakes and is Afghanistan's first national park.

The lakes were made when carbon dioxide rich water leaked out from fractures to deposit the travertine walls that today store the water of these lakes.
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lettersfromlaunna said...

How incredibly beautiful, these pictures are beyond amazing, wow:)

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

An amazing part of the world, and the images are stunning, the colour of the water is unreal.

Thanks for visiting our 2d1m3c blog, I have checked with the girls and we have no problem with you using our photo.

Little Nan said...

Your images are stunning! Very vibrant blue!

Stasha said...

Stunning. Interesting story behind how the lakes came about.

Maboe said...

Beautiful! I like your blogg.

Gallery Juana said...

This place looks serene and magical
Nature has so many forms beauty.

Thank you for your comment on my post.
It's always a treat to meet someone who's also studied Chinese watercolour. I was lucky to have had a wonderful teacher who understood that learning tradition was necessary before breaking away from it.

Evette Mendisabal said...

Wow! What an amazing place! Your photo's are gorgeous.

jmommymom said...

Wow! What a stark contrast to pictures we normally see from this area of the world. It's nice to see the beauty.

Thanks for linking-up with I Saw it on Vacation.


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