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Blue Mosque, Mazar-i-Sharif

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Must see · Religious Site · Tourist Spot
The most prominent city landmark, Blue Mosque amazes visitors with its turquoise domes and elegant Persian-style tile work. Sultan Husayn Mirza built the mosque in the 15th century on a spot once occupied by an earlier shrine, and, according to Afghan legend, on the site where Mohamed's son-in-law Ali was buried. The sanctity of the place is measured by thousands of white doves that nest in the lush garden surrounding the mosque. Locals believe that all doves--even those with colored spots--turn white if they stay near the mosque. Another legend has it that Zoroaster also lies buried here. Put Blue Mosque into our Mazar-i-Sharif online vacation planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Mazar-i-Sharif.
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  • A must visit place in Afghanistan specially in the evening during sunset. I went there in the morning to see sunrise, it was amazing too..  more »
  • The shrine of Prophet Ali is located in Balkh province, and people have particular beliefs in the shrine.  more »

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