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Poem below is by Hafiz

DAY 9

Back in Herat for more sight-seeing

After breakfast which we can either take in the guesthouse or in a Chaikhana we could venture out of town to explore some more sights of Herat itself.

One option is to explore Herat’s surrounding areas:

Ziaratgah—A Day of Picnic: We can make this a day in a traditional Afghan village, culminating in a walk of several miles across the grassland to the grave of a holy man and a spring. Ziaratgah means “Place of the Shrine” and is a typical rural village. Its focal point is an extraordinary mosque from the Timurid period (1350—1507); without decorations it is made from plain bricks and is surely the antithesis of the grand Friday Mosque of Herat.

Pul-i-Malan: several miles west of Heart lies this 15-arch bridge. It is said that it is made from clay mixed with shells making it stronger than modern day concrete. The wooden planks erected at the side of the river make for a fine picnic spot

Obey: This town is famous for its hot springs. Located some 87km outside of Heart the journey is the destination along the flood plain of the Hari Rud River. The villages’ mud brick houses all feature the beehive roofs typical for this area. The town features two different baths: one building features six tubs while another much older one con- tains a small pool enabling visitors to swim in the mildly sulphurous water.

DAY 10

On the last day we set out after breakfast and either drive you to the Iranian boarder near Koshan or to the air- port for your flight back to Kabul. The drive to the Iranian boarder takes about half a day. Be sure to have made all visa arrangements before hand, latest in Kabul—where we can assist you—but preferably already be- fore you come to Afghanistan.

Please visit our website’s Travel Section if you would like to know how to get started on this trip or for a price quotation. All trips can be custom made to you whishes. So contact us and let us know your inquires or com- ments. All correspondence via our website will be answered within 24 hrs. www.afghanlogisticstours.com

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