The 11-hectare gardens have emerged as an attractive venue for plays and Western-Eastern concerts.
KABUL (AFP) – Kabul s historic Bagh-e Babur gardens are one of the few remaining vestiges of serenity in a city awash with snipers, checkpoints and post-traumatic stress.
Laid out in the 16th century by the Mughal emperor Babur and restored after the 2001 US-led invasion and fall of the Taliban, they have become a magnet for culture and art aficionados.
The 11-hectare (27-acre) gardens have emerged as an attractive venue for plays and Western-Eastern music concerts in a city with ever-shrinking space for cultural activities.
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Posts from PBSJ Blog on Kabul’s historic Bagh-e Babur Garden:
- Bagh-e Babur, Kabul, Afghanistan: View photos on — dhandiani.tumblr com“A haven and sanctuary of peace” – Article at The Nation on Bagh-e-Babur restored by Aga Khan Trust for Culture and partners
- Samarkand’s salaam to Babur — Times of India com article says Mughal emperor Babur’s birthday declared as a day of national celebration in Uzbekistan
- Aga Khan Development Network Statement at the “Heart of Asia” Ministerial Conference on Afghanistan in Beijing — Press Release
- Visits To Kabul Recreational Sites, Shrines — Bakhtar news com, Afghanistan
- Conservation Architect and Educator Abdul Waseh Najimi — ArchNet org news and video links on Aga Khan Trust for Culture’s conservation architect in Kabul
- Building Self-Reliance and Healthy Institutions in Afghanistan|Aga Khan Development Networks roll in building the war-torn country
- Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the UNESCO Conference on Culture and Development in Hangzhou, China
- Aga Khan Proposes Conference on “Enabling Environment” for Afghanistan Development