Seraj-ul Emorat Gardens

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Seraj-ul Emorat Gardens information

Location
Jalalabad , Afghanistan
Address
Bagh-e Seraj ul-Emorat
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The Seraj-ul Emorat Gardens are named for the palace of King Habibullah (‘Building of Light’), built in the confines of the garden in 1910. The palace was reduced to a shell during the 1929 tribal uprising but the gardens remain a pleasant place for a walk. There are plenty of orange trees for which Jalalabad was once famed and the park still hosts the Mushaira Festival in mid-April, celebrating the blossoming of the orange trees with poetry, storytelling, music and picnics.