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.