Band-e Amir Lakes, Afghanistan. Band-e Amir are a stunning group of turquoise lakes in Eastern Afghanistan. They sit high in the Hindu Kush at an altitude of and in 2008 were declared Afghanistan's first national park.
Only a memory, destroyed by Taliban to remove evidence of religious past. Bamiyan, 53 meters tall, there was an ancient stairwell built into it and you could literally stand on the top of his head and look down the beautiful valley.