Central Asia

The Central Asian countries Central Asia consists of the five republics: Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. The total area of Central Asia is 3,994,300 square kilometers The total population – 51,000,000 people, among whom there are more than 100 different ethnic groups. Central Asia is considered the birthplace of Sufism (7 – 8 c.),

National traditions and customs of the Republic of Turkmenistan

National traditions and customs of the Republic of Turkmenistan The Republic of Turkmenistan, as well as Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan stands out for its hospitality and friendliness. First guests to take place at the table and then the owners. Before all start eating, someone of those present at the table praise the Lord for the

National cuisine of the Republic of Turkmenistan

Turkmens since ancient times prefer meat, especially lamb. Also, they eat considerable amounts of chicken meat.   As a rule, In the Republic of Turkmenistan, people prepare all meals with sesame oil and mutton fat. Small pieces of meat products fried in the fire in fat. This dish is prepared in advance and then used

Tajikistan on the Silk Road

Tajikistan on the Silk Road Tajikistan ran as a stopping point at the caravan with merchants on the route of the Great Silk Road. The territory of interconnected with both western and eastern countries. Through it passed the traders from China and India and got into Bactria, Sogd and Istaravshan. One of the ways was

Hissar fortress

Hissar fortress is a sort of palace Bek Bukhara Emirate, which was built on the territory of the Republic of Tajikistan. Hissar fortress in good condition could persist to the present day, despite its age of existence. It has more than 2,500 years.In the courtyard was built swimming pool and a large orchard. Opposite the

Nurek reservoir

Nurek is a small town on the territory of Tajikistan, which appeared in 1960 due to the construction of the Nurek reservoir.Initially, it was a small village that with the construction of the Nurek hydropower plant was gradually grew and developed. The dam, which was built here are included in the Guinness Book because it

Sarez reservoir

Sarez Lake is located on the territory of the Republic of Tajikistan in the Pamir mountains. It was formed in 1911, after 7-magnitude earthquake in the province had happened. Sarez Lake has a width of 60 kilometers and a length of over 50 km. The total depth equals of 500 m. By the way, in

Mystery Mountain Kuhilal

Kuhilal is a small village, which is located in the mountains of the Gorno-Badakhshan region of Tajikistan. In the eastern part of the village is the famous mountain of the same name Kuhilal. One of the attractions of Mount Kuhilal considered historic occurrence precious stones and decorative minerals. And the secret is that exactly there

Ajina-Tepa in Vakhsh

The world-famous Buddhist monastery called “Ajina-Tepa” is on the territory of Tajikistan, namely in the Vakhsh valley.It was built near the city of Kurgan-Tube, about 7-8 centuries. Boris Litvinsky became the first discoverer of a museum. This happened in 1960. Above the ancient archaeological historical monument, archaeologists have worked a lot of time. They tried

The national currency of Tajikistan

Somoni considered the national currency of Tajikistan. The name of the Tajik national currency has turned due to the founder of the Tajik government – Ismoil Somoni. To avoid confusion, all banknotes differ not only for its color scheme but also the size of the banknote. One somoni is equal to 100 dirhams. To date,