The Blue Mosque in Mazar-i-Sharif

Believed to house the remains of the prophet Mohammed's son-in-law and cousin, this 12th-century mosque is cited by experts as one of the world's most exquisite examples of classical Islamic architecture. It's located in Afghanistan's fourth-largest city - which was subsequently built around it - a six-hour drive or one-hour flight from Kabul.

Johannes Zielcke

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