Surface area : 647500.0 km2
Population : 3532000 inhabitants
You can find different pieces of local crafts at the bazaars here: carpets, jewellery, musical instruments and fabrics. The opening hours of the bazaars are quite irregular.
The local dishes are usually made up of mutton and rice. The specialities here include kebabs, which are made with naan, a local kind of bread, and grilled mutton meat. The qabali palaw is 'the' local traditional dish made of grilled lamb pieces served with saffron rice, carrots and raisins. Another speciality is the sabzee chalao, which is spinach sautéed with garlic and shallots. The Afghans also eat a lot of cheese. Most of the desserts are made using a base of nuts and either fresh or dried fruit. Tea is the favourite drink
of the locals.
For the time being; only members of international aid organisations and accredited journalists are allowed to enter Afghan territory. For all others, such as tourists eager for a thrilling experience, a trip to this high-risk region could be potentially fatal. So, be patient until this country reopens for tourism!