The governor's compound was built as a winter retreat by an Afghan King early in the 20th century. It is surrounded by gardens with rose bushes and orange trees, the pool and a park. We went inside the palace for dinner and pictures of the opulent surroundings speak for themselves. The picture of the outside of the palace was taken immediately outside the amphitheatre that's part of the compound. It was a great place to have the second day of our meeting since several hundred Afghans attended and it would have been challenging to have such a large event on the base.