Report and vocabulary
The turquoise waters of Afghanistan's very first national park.
The authorities here are trying to attract tourists to Bamian, the same place where the Taliban blew up a giant Buddha ten years ago.
It's hoped once security concerns are addressed tourism can form the backbone of the Afghan economy.
Last year even saw ski slopes open for business and the country's first international skiing competition.
- the authorities
the group of people with official power in an area, like the government
- blew up
destroyed with a bomb or explosives
- security concerns
worries about safety and the threat of terrorism
- the backbone of
the most important part of something which holds the rest together
- ski slopes
areas on the sides of mountains, hills and artificial hills used for the sport of skiing