Id Gah Mosque, Kabul

Id Gah Mosque, Kabul (must see)

Located in one of the wealthiest areas of Kabul, Id Gah Mosque is the second largest mosque in the city. ‘Id Gah’ is translated as ‘prayer ground’. This mosque has hosted many religious ceremonies and festivals attended by Kings and Amirs. The historic announcement of Afghanistan’s independence was made here, in 1919. Mughal ruler Babur ordered the construction of Id Gah Mosque and had Persian architects build it with precious stone from the provinces Punjab and Sindh. The mosque’s architecture reflects the rich Muslim heritage. The building was painted in cream and white colors. It has four minarets at the front and four in the back, and one smaller minaret in the center of the roof, and many archways along the building. One feature that is more unique to the architecture of this mosque is its very long and narrow layout. There is a vast courtyard in front of the mosque, the Eid Gah Square, where a great number of Islam followers gather during the prayer season.
Sight description based on Wikipedia.

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Id Gah Mosque on Map

Sight Name: Id Gah Mosque
Sight Location: Kabul, Afghanistan (See walking tours in Kabul)
Sight Type: Religious
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Set in a valley one mile above sea level, surrounded by mountains, Kabul, the capital and the largest city of Afghanistan, has been around for over 3,500 years, seeing many conquerors wanting to establish their presence in this valley due to its strategic location between Southern and Central Asia. Despite the ongoing military conflict in the country, today's Kabul is the fifth fastest...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 Km or 3.2 Miles