Darul Aman Palace on 50 Afghanis Note

08 Jul 2020  Wed

The 50 Afghani currency note features a famous monument Darul Aman Palace. Darul Aman Palace is also known as ‘abode of peace’ which is situated about 16 kilometres away from Kabul. King Amanullah Khan built the palace in the early 1920s for modernizing Afghanistan. He invited 22 architects from German and France to build the palace. It was to be part of the new capital city called Darulaman, connected to Kabul by a railway.

The palace is a striking example of neoclassical architecture. It was one of the first buildings in the country to get central heating and running water. It is a U-shaped brick building. It has 3 floors with 150 rooms, including a semi-circular main hall. There are four domed towers on the roof. The galleries on the top floor are decorated with a number of Corinthian columns. The marble spiral staircase is used to connect all the floors.

The other side of the currency note portraits the seal of ‘Da Afghanistan Bank’. The main color of the note is turquoise.

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