Darul Aman Palace, Kabul

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Explore the complex war-torn ruins of a European-style palace at Darul Aman Palace, an impressive three story neo-classical building perched on a hilltop overlooking the site of the new Afghan parliamentary building. The centerpiece of King Amanullah Khan’s vision of a new modern capital in the 1920s, the palace was abandoned after a coup. Repeatedly fire-gutted and shelled, the restored building served as a Defense Ministry site in the 1970s before being left in disrepair during the rule of the Taliban. Explore its graffiti-sprayed walls, peppered with shrapnel holes and impressive interior vaults, and imagine how the country would have developed had it not been for the squabbling of great powers. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Darul Aman Palace and many more Kabul attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Kabul trip planner.
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  • The Palace is under construction. It may takes another two year to be completed. There were a few photos published by Kabul Media a few weeks ago. The Palace was very very beautiful on that time. Unfo...  more »
  • I went inside once, it is totally destroyed in war but it is not hard to tell it used to be a really nice palace. There is a huge hall in the top floor with pieces of metal in the ceiling (no wall) so...  more »
  • When in Afghanistan, this is a site to see. It was once an incredible tribute to decadence that has been wrecked beyond repair. It is interesting to see the building techniques and architecture in suc...  more »
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  • This place a great place and it is going to be repaired by the afghan government which is a good step and we support them from our hearts. May Allah have peace and stability in our beautiful country Afghanistan.
  • The historical place where you would love to visit once in a while is now barricaded now.
  • Darulaman is Historical palace and have a big castle and located in front of the Kabul Museum this palace has best weather and during the Internal war the Castle find so many demolition & right now need Reconstruction hope International Community help for Reconstruction of this Important palace & around of castle is hug Land State and Can say the Castle located is very best palace.If the Castle is going to Complete well It is good for Historical Local Restaurants. Little info about Darulaman Palace.Hope being interesting for reader.Thanks
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