Top sigths of Afghanistan
The Minaret of Jam is an important landmark of the earlier period. It is located in the region of the Shahrak District that is very hard to reach. Some scientists assume that the lost city of Firozkoh was probably located in this area. The minaret was built in the 12th century in the nearly inaccessible mountain region. The height of the building is 65 meters. Such location is one of the reasons why this gorgeous building has survived through centuries. Nowadays, the ancient minaret is a reminder of the Ghurid Dynasty that controlled a large territory during the early Middle Ages.