Tajikistan Sights

Sights of Tajikistan

Ancient land of Tajikistan is famous for its architectural monuments, natural beauties and unique spots. There are many crystal clear mountain lakes. The most beautiful one is Iskanderkul that has the name of Alexander the Great. The wild river Iskanderdarya flows out making an unusual and beautiful waterfall streaming from the height of 38 m.

Summer is the best time to have a journey to a legendary Pamir tract in Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region. There is one of the highest auto passes in the world including the pass of Akbaytal on the height of 4655m. The village of Murgab located 3612m high is the tallest high-mountain regional centre on the territory of the former USSR.

One of the major Tajikistan sights is Hissar historical-cultural reserve. Today there are many archeological and architectural monuments of different periods are united under this name on the territory of approximately 90 acres. Adjina-Tepe is a must-see place that had been a Buddhist monastery in the 7-8th centuries. Archeologists discovered more than 500 relics of art remained from single ensemble of residential and religious premises. But the most sensational finding in Adjina-Tepe was a 12m clay statue Buddha in nirvana discovered in 1966 in one of the corridors. Today it is kept in the National Museum of Antiquities in Dushanbe.

The capital of Tajikistan is adorned by one of the main sights of Dushanbe – 165m long flagpole, raised on the left side from the Palace of Nations. The flagpole entered the Guinness Book of Records; the first flag was raised on 24 May 2011.

Don’t miss a chance to do some shopping in the central city market Pacnhshanbe, one of the largest bazaars in Central Asia. On Thursdays (panchshanbe in Farsi means Thursday) a flow of consumers and sellers arrive in the bazaar.