Afghanistan Shopping and nightlife

Shopping in Afghanistan

Good buys include Turkman hats, Kandahar embroidery, Istaff pottery, local glassware from Herat, nomad jewellery, handmade carpets and rugs, Nuristani woodcarving, silkware, brass, copper and the ubiquitous rug.

Shopping hours

Generally Sat-Wed 0800-1200 and 1300-1630, Thurs 0800-1330.


Many craft items may only be exported under licence.

Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.