A traditional Dambora musical festival was organized for the second time in central Bamyan province of Afghanistan and was attended by thousands of traditional music lovers and hundreds of Dambora artists from the central parts of the country.

Provincial governor Tahir Zahir said this is the second time Bamyan province is hosting the musical festival.

Zahir further added that the traditional Dambora festival is being held each year in a bid to help improve the tourism industry of Bamyan province.

He said the festival could play a key role in attracting tourists from all over which could have a positive impact on tourism of Bamyan.

In the meantime, the provincial government media office in a statement said thousands of people from across the country have participated in the festival.

According to the provincial officials, the musical teams from Ghazni, Ghor, Daikundi, and Bamyan provinces have participated in the festival.

The officials also added that other exhibitions including handicrafts have also been inaugurated alongside the traditional Dambora festival.

Bamyan is among the relatively peaceful provinces in the central part of Afghanistan.

This comes as the eighth round of the Ski Challenge sports was organized in this province earlier in March where both male and female athletes from across the country had taken part in the games.