Unique Places in Velayat-e Kandahar

  • Delak
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    Delak

    by canuckmike Written Sep 4, 2006

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    Delak (shorten form of it's name, I believe the full name is Wayan Delak) is a fairly nice town considering it is in the middle of nowhere and the nearest villages are nowhere as developed. I first saw this place at night and I thought it was a whole bunch of fires because I could see lights. In actuality they had power and street lights at night. There street lights were ordinary light bulbs hanging from two wires from the power lines overhead. In the daytime I watched the local little boys shoot the light bulbs out with their sling shots. The town seems almost to have been developed by a plan and not building buildings around goat paths. You drive into the town down main street which is lined with shops. Then you are in the mosque area which is a nice mosque. From there you can go behind the mosque to a different area or go to the district centre. The town has a nice mountain back drop and prior to entering the town, the road goes through almost like ruins from a previous town. If I remember correctly, the town is around 2 hours northwest of Kandahar city.

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    Gumbad

    by canuckmike Written Sep 1, 2006

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    Gumbad is a small village about 6-8 hours north of Kandahar. The village is a fairly standard village for the area but it is set in an amazing location. It is in a very beautiful valley and the trek into the village goes through some amazing scenery. One of the ways into the village is going through a wadi (dried river bed) which also has amazing scenery. I would guess the village probaly has around 100-150 people. Some warnings is that some people around here are anti-western and they may target you if you are a westerner.

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