Things to do in Kabul

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  • 1
    Royal Palace of Darulaman

    Royal Palace of Darulaman

    Ranked #1 overall in Kabul things to do
    8.54 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Landmark
    Popular withAdventureBackpackersArtsy

    Picturesque destruction. A clear reminder of Kabul's even more tumultuous past. Located across from the National Museum.

  • 2
    National Museum of Afghanistan

    National Museum of Afghanistan

    Ranked #3 overall in Kabul things to do
    5.02 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Art Museum
    Popular withAdventureArtsy

    Despite the ongoing conflict and numerous rounds of looting, the museum has managed to maintain a reasonable collection of Afghan sculpture and art. The Gandharan sculpture collection here is among ...

  • 3
    Haremsarai at Bagh-e-Babur

    Haremsarai at Bagh-e-Babur

    Ranked #2 overall in Kabul things to do
    9.02 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Art Museum, Landmark
    Popular withAdventureBackpackers

    This restored queen's palace serves as an exhibition space. During my visit, there was an exhibit of Mughal art.

  • 4
    Mausoleum of Nadir Shah

    Mausoleum of Nadir Shah

    Ranked #4 overall in Kabul things to do
    8.01 review
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site
    Popular withAdventureBackpackers

    This picturesque mausoleum is attractive in its own right but also offers great views of Kabul. Entry requires a connection. You may also be able to visit the underground tomb ...

  • 5
    Abdul Rahman Mosque

    Abdul Rahman Mosque

    Ranked #5 overall in Kabul things to do
    8.02 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Mosque
    Popular withHistorySpiritual

    Large mosque in central Kabul. The newness is a detractor but adds to the overall atmosphere.

  • 6
    Tomb of Sultan Mohammed Telai

    Tomb of Sultan Mohammed Telai

    Ranked #7 overall in Kabul things to do
    10.01 review
    Sights and Museums, Monument
    Popular withAdventureBackpackers

    Run down and unrestored, this tomb makes for great photos and has excellent views of the surrounding countryside. Exploring here was a highlight of my trip. Reach the tomb through ...

  • 7
    Ka Faroshi Bird Market

    Ka Faroshi Bird Market

    Ranked #6 overall in Kabul things to do
    10.01 review
    Shopping, Market
    Popular withAdventureBackpackers

    One of my favorite experiences during my visit to Kabul. The bird market is a bustling throwback to another era. Just behind the Pul-e Khishti mosque. Not all vendors will ...

  • 8
    Omar Land Mine Museum

    Omar Land Mine Museum

    Ranked #8 overall in Kabul things to do
    6.01 review
    Sights and Museums, History Museum
    Popular withAdventureHistoryBackpackers

    Interesting museum on land mines and war relics. Highlights are an internet cafe located inside an old Russian helicopter and being able to enter the fuselage of an old airplane. ...

  • 9
    Bread Makers of Kabul

    Bread Makers of Kabul

    Ranked #9 overall in Kabul things to do
    6.02 reviews
    Sights and Museums
    Popular withAdventureBackpackers

    There are bread makers throughout Kabul but the ones near Ansari Square are particularly interesting. The massive clay ovens are gorgeous.

  • 10
    Gardens of Babur (Bagh-e-Babur)

    Gardens of Babur (Bagh-e-Babur)

    Ranked #12 overall in Kabul things to do
    8.01 review
    Outdoors, Garden, Park
    Popular withAdventureBackpackers

    The garden is lovely but the real highlight for me was seeing the nearby hillsides. A nice break from the urban grit of the city. The Haremsarai and Babur Shah's ...

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