Baba Wali Shrine

Baba Wali Shrine information

Location
Kandahar , Afghanistan
Address
Arghandab District Pass
Something wrong?
Submit a correction

Sitting on the banks of the Arghandab River is the Baba Wali Shrine , also known as Baba Sahib by Kandaharis. Gul Agha Sherzai, the twice-former Governor of Kandahar, fierce warlord and former mujahideen commander constructed the shrine at a cost of millions of dollars to honour one of his revered tribesmen. It provides a great view to the verdant Arghandab Valley, which is in stark contrast to the rest of the dusty province. The multi-level shrine, marble and mirror-clad, set into a hillside is a popular picnic place for the Kandaharis, with kebabs, hand-made ice cream and local fruit juices available from cart vendors.