Afghanistan - Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam

"The 65m-tall Minaret of Jam is a graceful, soaring structure, dating back to the 12th century. Covered in elaborate brickwork with a blue tile inscription at the top, it is noteworthy for the quality of its architecture and decoration, which represent the culmination of an architectural and artistic tradition in this region. Its impact is heightened by its dramatic setting, a deep river valley between towering mountains in the heart of the Ghur province." 

Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1
Finally, I received this postcard of this awesome minaret of Afghanistan sent inside an envelope from Czech Republic. Thanks to Radec of Czech Republic.

Postcard 2
Minar-e-Jam (Jam Minaret), Ghor Province, Western Afghanistan. This is picture folding greeting card rather than a true postcard. Anyway, it is a nice addition. I bought this card from the Afghanistan Pavilion at 2010 Shanghai World Expo.

1 comment:

  1. i knew this name (Minaret Jam) from Book a "Selimut Debu" author Agustinus Wibowo. he journey to Afghan and than share in this book.

    it's Good Postcard :)