Sights of Khujand

Any traveler, who is touring by the track of the Great Silk Road, must visit Khujand and its suburbs. This city is as old as Bukhara and Samarkand, and it witnessed Alexander the Great, who fortified it and called Alexandria Eskhata. It preserved medieval monuments, mosques, mausoleums, and the remains of the fortress, which is as old as the city itself. The city’s history is excellently displayed in the Museum of local lore adjacent to one of the walls of the Khujand fortress.

Khujand is interesting for lovers of ethnic tourism, located on the road between Samarkand and Kokand it incorporated many of the features of the peoples inhabiting these areas. It is home to the Tajiks, Uzbeks and representatives of other nationalities. Furthermore, it is called the Northern capital of Tajikistan and is the second largest city in the country.

Khujand, Tajikistan
Khujand, Tajikistan
Khujand, Tajikistan

Many people will also be interested in Khujand nature: near it, there is the Kayrakkum reservoir and mountains, whose slopes are covered with huge orchards. The lovers of mountain climbing will be interested in Aksu district, located two hours to the south, where the sky is cut through by the rocky peaks, rising over 5,000 meters.

The main attractions of Khujand

Mausoleum of Sheikh Muslihiddin

This memorial complex consists of mosques, khanaka minaret and different depositions, including the Mausoleum of Sheikh Muslihiddin, the famous poet and ruler of Khujand of the XII century. More

Khujand fortress

Practically from the very beginning, Khujand, it was protected by high walls. The city’s heart was the fortress. Over its 2500-year history, the Khujand fortress was destroyed by the invaders, built anew, expanded, but still continues to be a symbol of the courage of the people. More


A 20-minute drive from Khujand, after a small slope, greets the Kayrakkum reservoir. It is a popular place for recreation, also known as the Tajik Sea. More