The ancient city of Kabul has plenty of interesting attractions for visitors to the area. One of the most impressive is the Gardens of Babur, which was the location of the first Mughai Emperor Babur's tomb. Here visitors can pray at the mosque and picnic on the grass. There is even a swimming pool and small museum to enjoy. Another large park in Kabul is at Bagh-e-Bala, which is set around a palace. The National Gallery of Afghanistan houses a wide range of paintings and portraits whilst the National Museum of Afghanistan allows guests to learn about the country's history.
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Things to do in Kabul
Kabul has an assortment of activities on offer for anyone visiting the area including a scenic hike with striking views over the city. Visit the golf club and experience its “extreme" holes or pop on over to Strikers for a game of bowling. You can also wander around the ruins of the Darul Aman Palace.
When visiting Kabul be sure to:
Buy a ticket for the small museum in Babur Park
Swim at one of the many large indoor pools in the city
Stroll around the picturesque Gardens of Babur
Visit the zoo and see its various interesting animals
Explore the collection of Afghan landscapes at the National Gallery
Walk around the palace at Bagh-e-Bala park
Go hiking and be rewarded with fascinating views of the city
Dine at the Spojmai Restaurant and enjoy its international cuisine
Try some boating on the picturesque Lake Qargha
Serving as one of Afghanistan's main airports, Hamid Karzai International Airport, formerly Kabul International Airport, is one of the busiest airports in The middle East region. Continue reading if you want to know how to get to the city centre from the airport and which are the main airlines flying to Kabul.
Hamid Karzai International Airport (KBL)
The major airlines operating within Hamid Karzai International Airport include: Air India, Emirates, which has been recognized as one of the Top 15 airlines in the world, according to eDreams Best Airlines study 2016, and FlyDubai.
Hamid Karzai International Airport is situated 5km outside of Kabul city centre.
The airport is situated a short distance east of Kabul's city centre. Upon arrival at the airport you will be able to take a taxi to the centre of the city. However, it is recommended that you arrange a pick-up at the airport beforehand. Getting around Kabul is relatively easy by taxi or bus. However, if you have the choice it's more comfortable and usually faster to use a taxi. You can also hire a private taxi to take you around the city. This is especially useful if you want to explore the surrounding areas outside the centre of Kabul.
Airport codeKBLThe IATA code of the arrival airport on flights to Kabul is KBL
Popular AirlineTurkish AirlinesMost popular airline flying to Kabul