Sights of Tajikistan

The Republic of Tajikistan is a country of the Great Silk Road, the mountain beauties of the Pamirs, thermal springs, cities with more than 2000 years of history, the highest platinum in the world, delicious cuisine, and, most importantly, hospitable people in colorful wadded robes and skullcaps so familiar to many.

Modern Tajiks consider themselves the bearers and keepers of a multi-thousand-year tradition associated with the culture of the entire Persian-speaking area. It is believed that the Tajiks are the successors of the early medieval state formations, during which the Tajik ethnic group was formed.

We are talking here, first of all, about the times of the Samanids (874-1005 AD) and especially the reign of Emir Ismoili Samani. The period of his reign is called the Golden Age of Tajik civilization, the flourishing of science and culture.

The Emir invited to his palace and was always glad to see the best scientists, philosophers, poets, painters, astronomers and alchemists from different parts of the world at his court. It is in honor of Ismoili Samani that the highest mountain peak in the world, the former Peak of Communism (7495 meters), is now named.


Ajina-Tepa in Vajhsh
Ajina-Tepa in Vajhsh

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 8–9 centuries ago. 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 to conduct excavation very cautiously without damaging the ancient monument.

Due to the excavations of Buddhist monasteries in Ajina-Tepa, scientists changed the view of the ancient country of Bactria. These excavations have helped to look at the city through different eyes in Asia.

By the way, "Adzhina Tepe," if translated into the Russian language, means "Hill of Evil Forces."

The excavations have helped establish that several households that had a rectangular shape built the mausoleum. Along the perimeter of the courtyard, there is a kelya, the sanctuary, and other facilities. In addition, one of the main premises of the mausoleum was erected in the main courtyard—the stupa.

To this day, people can preserve wall paintings with clay statues. In addition, it was discovered that the Buddha statue called "Buddha in Nirvana", which is located on the deathbed, the height of the statue is 12 meters. At that moment, it is situated in the National Museum of Antiquities in Dushanbe.

Our tourist agency, «Orient Mice», is glad to provide you with transportation and expert guides who will demonstrate the ancient archaeological historical monument-a Buddhist monastery called "Ajina-Tepa."