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Historic gardens in Kabul; catalysts for social relationship!

A view of Bagh-e-Babur in Kabul

Amin Alemi 
Press TV, Kabul

Boostaan or gardens have a special place in Islamic culture, that is why; almost all Muslim kings and emperors have struggled to build large gardens as symbols of paradise. Babur garden in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul has been one of such places in the eyes of its founder, King Babur.

Bagh-e-Babur or Babur garden was built by a Mughal king Zahiruddin Mohammad Babur five centuries ago. This area is a complex of King Babur’s tomb, Queens Palace, a large garden, a pool and a caravanserai.

Babur garden is located in southwest of Kabul.The garden is among Afghanistan’s national heritage sites and has proved to be a catalyst for strengthening social relations among Afghans.

Azraa is visiting his country for the first time since her birth. In her eyes, places like Babur garden helps war-weary Afghans to enjoy and forget their miseries.

Apart from garden itself, there are some historical monuments inside the campus such as King Babur’s tomb located in northern part of the garden. Queen’s palace is one of the other attractions for tourists. The palace is located in south eastern corner of Bagh-e-Babur. It is now used as a place for launching cultural programs.

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