Welcome to Mazar-i-Sharif, the fourth-largest city in Afghanistan by population and the capital of Balkh province. Despite recent political unrest, Mazar-i-Sharif is a city rich in history, culture, and natural beauty. Located in close proximity to both Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, this regional hub is accessible via an international airport and linked by highways with Kunduz, Kabul, Herat, and Termez. From the stunning Blue Mosque and other famous shrines to the nearby ancient city of Balkh, there is no shortage of historical and archaeological sites to explore. Additionally, with 91% of the land built-up, Mazar-i-Sharif has the highest percentage of built-up land of all the Afghan provincial capitals. The city is also the lowest-lying major city in the country, about 357 meters above sea level. While the city has seen its share of conflict in the past, it is still regarded as one of the safest cities in the country. Join us as we discover the unique charm and beauty of Mazar-i-Sharif.

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