A long valley called Kakrak stretches out to the east of the great statues [of Bamyan] and over here there is another statue 18 feet high, which is also surrounded by a group of caves. Frescos removed from some of these caves have been exhibited at the Kabul museum. Kakrak itself is one of the beautiful valleys of Bamyan.
“Kakrak Valley caves are situated at 3km southeast of the Bamiyan Cliff, and consist of over a hundred caves, dating from 6th to 13th centuries. There are fragments remaining of a 10m tall standing Buddha figure and of a sanctuary with painted decorations from the Sasanian period.”
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