Zaranj Airport is a civilian and military airport within Zaranj, Afghanistan that operates domestic services. It serves the southwestern city of Zaranj, Nimruz Province, Afghanistan. It can be found on the map at 30.969472 latitude and 61.866694 longitude. The airport only has flights to two destinations Herat and Kabul, in addition to a couple charter civilian and military flights.
Where to go
Currently, there is not much information on the destinations Zaranj has to offer. There are a lot of tourist attractions within Afghanistan that should be explored, including Gardens of Babur, Minaret of Jam, National Museum of Afghanistan, Tora Bora, Kabul Zoo, Jama Masjid of Herat, Pamir Mountains, Id Gah Mosque, Muztagh Ata, Herat National Museum, and Museum of Islamic Art, to name a few. Located in Ghazni, Afghanistan, the Museum of Islamic Art is a museum that was opened in 1966 by the Italian Archaeological Mission to display artefacts of the Islamic period. The museum can be found within the restored 16th-century Mausoleum of Abd al-Razzaq. Bagh-e Babur, or the Gardens of Babur within Kabul, Afghanistan, is a historic park, along with being the last resting place of the first Mughal emperor Babur. Believed to have been developed in 1528 AD or 935 AH, the gardens have been developed on Babur’s orders for the construction of an avenue garden. The site has been restored over the years, and has received hundreds of thousands of people yearly.
Zaranj Airport has flights to Herat and Kabul, in Afghanistan. When within Kabul, some of the interesting stops include the National Museum of Afghanistan, Gardens of Babur, Qargha Reservoir, Id Gah Mosque, and Kabul Zoo. Opened to the public as of the late 1960s, the Kabul Zoo of Kabul Afghanistan is a zoo that mainly focuses on Afghan fauna. At one point, the zoo was home to around 500 animals, though in the long run, the zoo has suffered damage during the long civil war within the country, and now has around 280 animals, with approximately 45 species of birds and mammals, in addition to 36 species of fish. Even with the decline in animals, the zoo is still a well-known and well-visited place for most Kabulis.
Zaranj Airport does not operate long-haul flights. Via Dubai International Airport however, long-haul destinations such as Toronto, Canada; Manila, Philippines; and Tokyo, Japan, via airlines such as Air Canada, Cebu Pacific, and Emirates. These long-haul destinations can be reached within eight hours to around 14 hours of travel time. Manila, Philippines offers tourist attractions such Rizal Park, San Agustin Church, Rizal Shrine, Manila Zoological and Botanical Garden, Malacañang Palace, Manila Ocean Park, Quiapo Church, National Museum of the Philippines, Star City, Manila Cathedral, Museo Pambata, and more. Rizal Shrine or the Rizal House, can be found within Calamba City, Laguna, Philippines. The house is a reproduction of the original home of Philippine National Hero, Jose P. Rizal. The shrine was designated as a National Shrine, Level 1, by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines, and was inaugurated in 1950.
How to get out
Zaranj Airport only has two scheduled flights to Herat and Kabul, Afghanistan, via East Horizon Airlines. Flights via Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul include destinations such as Delhi, Dubai, Istanbul, Jeddah, Islamabad, and Kandahar, to name a few. These destinations can be reached with airlines including Afghan Jet International, Air India, Ariana Afghan Airlines, East Horizon Airlines, Emirates, flydubai, Kam Air, Mahan AIr, Pakistan International Airlines, Safi Airways, SpiceJet, and Turkish Airlines.
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