Rock Art in Langar

Langar Petroglyphs

Rock faces on the steep slopes above Langar are inscribed with over 6000 ancient petroglyphs. Climbing to see them is hard work in the high altitude and it gets very hot on the unshaded scree slopes, but the effort …
Shrine in Langar

Shoh Kambari Oftab Mazar

By the bridge, across the main road from the village jamoat khana (prayer house; easily recognisable by its colourful murals decorating the window frames), this meticulously maintained shrine-garden is decorated wit…
Ruins in Langar

Ratm Ruins

Around 10km from Langar, on a promontory fortified for at least 2300 years, these minimal castle ruins are signposted off the main Wakhan road. A path of sorts leads through fields and across streams towards this pa…
Fortress in Langar

Abrashim Qala

At Zong, 5km west of Langar, this fortress was built to guard a branch of the Silk Road from Chinese and Afghan invaders. The fortress ruins, while not much in themselves, offer perhaps the most scenic views of the …
Fortress in Langar

Qala-e Panja

The ruined Afghan citadel of Qala-e Panja, once the largest settlement in the Wakhan, is visible across the Pyanj River from near Zugband, some 10km west of Langar.