Tajikistan is a country through which the Great Silk Road once passed, giving the world great scientists, poets, sculptors, painters, and philosophers.
For those who are going to visit the Republic of Tajikistan, we offer a small list of places that you can visit.
Visit ancient cities (Istaravshan, Penjikent, and Khujand).
Khujand is a city that is over 2,000 years old. He was on the route of the Great Silk Road and, during his history of existence, "saw" many interesting things. Khujand fought with the Arab conquerors and with the army of Alexander the Great. Despite endless wars and rallies, Khujand has always been a center of culture and trade.
Istaravshan was founded by the Persian king Istaravshan Cyrus in the 6th century BC. Istaravshan has experienced periods of decline and prosperity during its existence. It was razed to the ground by Genghis Khan and rebuilt by Amir Timur. Today, Istaravshan is considered a museum city. A large number of architectural and historical monuments have been preserved in the city. Such as minarets and madrassas, mausoleums, and mosques.
Panjikent (5th–7th centuries). All caravans that followed the route of the Great Silk Road passed through the ancient city of Panjikent. The city was very rich and had a good fortification, which saved it from endless conquerors. A museum-reserve was created here, which attracts a large number of tourists every year.
Not everyone is ready to climb to the "Roof of the World", but many people come to Tajikistan for this very purpose. Travelers on motorcycles, bicycles, and cars get from the Khaburabad Pass to the Ak-Baytal Pass. This trail is considered a very serious test not only for people, but also for transport. The highest point is considered to be 4.655 meters above sea level. On the way from one pass to another, you will pass ancient fortresses, Hindu Kush glaciers, hot springs and a repository of Buddhist relics.
Architectural and historical monuments
The Buddhist temple at Ajina-Tepe (7th–8th centuries) During the excavations, archaeologists found over two hundred different artifacts, including fragments of wall paintings and even fragments of a large-scale sculpture of the Buddha. The sculpture was restored and placed in the National Museum of Antiquities in the capital of Tajikistan.
Khoja Mashhad's Mausoleum and madrasah It is the most famous historical monument in Central Asia. The building belongs to the oldest Muslim buildings. The madrasah and the mausoleum are several buildings connected by a vaulted passage made of baked bricks.
The Abdulatif Sultan Mosque-madrasah is located in the vicinity of Istaravshan. The main facade is decorated with an entrance portal with arched galleries. The cladding of the building, which was made with majolica tiles, has also been preserved.
Walk through the central squares and parks.
The city garden "Gods of Rudaki" is located in the very center of the capital of Tajikistan. It has an area of 8 hectares.
Ismail Somoni Square is located in the capital of Tajikistan, Dushanbe. It is the oldest and, at the same time, the most beautiful square in the city.
A large number of museums have been opened in Tajikistan, where visitors can get acquainted with the exposition and learn more about the history of the Republic of Tajikistan from ancient times to the present day.
These are: the National Museum of the Republic of Tajikistan named after K. Behzod, the National Museum of Tajikistan, the Museum of Ethnography of the Institute of History of Tajikistan, the Museum of Local Lore of Istaravshan, the Museum of Local Lore of Archeology and Fortification, the Republican Museum of Local Lore named after Abu Abdallah Rudaki, the National Museum of Antiquities of Tajikistan, the Museum of Musical Instruments Gurminja Zavkibekov, etc.
Tajikistan is rich in picturesque mountain lakes. In the summer, you will have the opportunity during excursions to observe the clear water surface and enjoy swimming in such lakes as Iskanderkul, Molodezhnoye Lake, Yashilkul, Sarezskoye, and others.
Lake Iskanderkul is considered the largest lake in the entire territory of the Republic of Tajikistan. It is located at an altitude of 3.914 m above sea level.
Our travel agency, "Orient Mice," will be happy to provide you with transport and professional guides who will conduct memorable excursions for you to the most interesting corners of the Republic of Tajikistan.