Band-e Amir is a series of six incredibly deep blue spectacular lakes placed in heart of endless desert of Afghanistan.
The lakes are situated in the foothills of the Hindu Kush, the second highest mountain range in the world, 80 kilometers from the ancient town of Bamiyan. Surrounded by pink towering limestone cliffs almost in complete lack of vegetation, the stunning lakes seems totally out of place.
The deep blue color of the lakes is due to the clarity of the air as well as the purity of the water. The high mineral content of the lakes also causes the intense and varying colors of the lake waters. Band-e Amir is Afghanistan’s first and only national park and it also features on UNESCO World heritage list.