Welcome to Dir Town

Founded in the 17th century, this slightly wild town on the Dir River (tributary to the Panjkora) was the seat of the old nawab. The former palace, occasionally occupied by royal offspring, sits high on a hill outside the town. The bazaar is fascinating and rough-edged – a local handicraft speciality is pocketknives. Afghanistan is only 20km away in a straight line, or about 45km by road. Dir is a very conservative... Read More

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