Highlights include the city of Herat and its 800-year-old Friday mosque; breathtaking lakes at Band-e Amir; and Bamiyan, site of the monumental sixth-century Buddhas destroyed by the Taliban in 2001. High threat from terrorism and kidnapping. Advises against all travel to much of the country; and all but essential travel to Kabul, Bamiyan, Parwan, Panjshir and parts of Herat province.