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Qargha Lake, Kabul

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Let your inner adventurer shine at Qargha Lake, where your only obligation is to have fun. Built in 1933, a dam stands 30 m (98 ft) tall here, throwing shade on the surrounding vegetation. The body of water the dam creates provides the perfect spot for recreational activities, so you can go surfing, swimming, or boating during your visit. You can also pack a picnic and kick back on the shore or go golfing at a nearby course. To visit Qargha Lake on your holiday in Kabul, and find out what else Kabul has to offer, use our Kabul travel itinerary maker.
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  • August 4, 2017
    Beautiful Lake near Kabul city..One must visit this place if you are around Kabul.. I went there in Ramadan so the restaurants were all closed.. Try to not go in Ramadan!  more »
  • July 23, 2017
    Generally it is a nice place where you can go for a boat ride and enjoy the beautiful view but if you are not a local it is best to have a local friend with you. It is best to avoid the amusement ride...  more »
  • May 22, 2017
    Pretty decent place, from April to October. You can swim, the Lake is fresh and pure, natural suspended matter from clay doesn't count. There are activities for children in the form of carousels. You can have a tasty meal.
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