Welcome to Bamiyan

Bamiyan is a one-street town, dominated by sandstone cliffs that form the northern wall of the valley. The Buddha niches are visible from everywhere in Bamiyan; they are a short walk over the river from the town centre. Bamiyan sees heavy snow from November through to spring, and nights can be cold even in the height of summer. Take care with well-marked mined areas.

The first annual Bamiyan Silk Road Festival was held in July 2009, attracting many visitors with music, art and other cultural events.

Top experiences in Bamiyan

Bamiyan in detail