Magic Place on Earth
In March 2001, the two statues were destroyed by the Taliban, here you can see the niche of the large statue.
Bamiyan was the site of several Buddhist monasteries. Many Buddha statues were carved into the rock. The rock statues were located near the city of Bamiyan. The two largest statues measured without their niches in which they stood, 53 and 35 meters in height. Today, only their niches are left. (Source: Wikipedia)
The international community, particularly Switzerland and Japan, try to rebuild the statues | Afghanistan