Tajikistan Things to Do

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Tajikistan Things to Do

  • TAKE YOUR FREE VT FLAG WITH YOU !

    If you are coming to Tajikistan - make sure you have your free Virtual Tourist Flag with you!Just email the wonderful VT staff at:feedback@virtualtourist.comJust send them your address and the rest is history. History to make!Don't forget! The VT staff like postcards, so please send them a nice postcard while you are here!VirtualTourist801 Parkview...

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  • Murghab village – Pamir’s eastern hub

    Murghab, meaning “the river where the birds drink” in ancient Persian, is the second bigger village of the Pamir region. It has in between 4000 and 6000 inhabitants (the sources vary here) and is located along the Pamir Highway in the very east. From there it is easy to set out for day hikes or longer hikes along Murghab river for example, which...

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  • Fly to Khorog and spend some days there

    I already mentioned this in the previous tip – you should not only NOT rush along the Pamir Highway, but also spend some days along in the villages and landscapes.Khorog is a possible starting point for the trip, and it is worthwile to stay here for at least 2 days. The village is the capital of the Pamir region, very much supported by the Aga Khan...

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  • Dushanbe – the capital

    Tajikistan’s capital is Dushanbe, situated in the western part of the country. The name simply means Monday, as it used to held market on Mondays. I can’t judge anything of its sights, as I was mainly occupied with getting hold of a flight ticket to Khorog, capital of the Pamirs, and trying not to waste too much money to the biggest rip-off company...

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  • Stay with Kyrgyz nomads in their yurt

    The eastern Pamir Mountains are characterised by high plains and are therefore ideal ground for Kyrgyz herders to let their animals graze. Don’t miss to plan a stay with them for a day or even more. META (see above or below) can organise this for you. Kyrgyz nomads mostly have yaks, but often also sheep, so this means also very much delicious food,...

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  • Travel along the Pamir Highway

    Even if you won’t have that much time to do long hikes or treks in the Pamirs, a travel along Pamir Highway is highly recommendable. BUT: please be fully aware that there is no air conditioned bus, but (old) jeeps to travel along with. The Pamir Highway is the part of a Central Asian road, which connects Dushanbe with Osh (Kyrgyzstan). Some sources...

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  • Amazing flora and fauna – to behold

    The flora and fauna in Tajikistan and the Pamirs are very much unique due to their altitude. In the website’s brochure below (from ACTED, Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development), page 6, it is said that the region has 2 main terraces – alpine and sub-alpine, below or above roughly 4500 m. Depending on the terraces, all different kinds of...

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  • Petroglyphs & Geoglyphs all over in the...

    ACTED’s website has a wonderful detailed brochure (27 pages) about the Pamir region and their settlement. It is fascinating to learn how much back the early settlements date – as far as 8500 B.C. ! These very old ones are very much rare, though. But witnesses of Iron and Middle Age are widely scattered in the Pamirs and give fascinating insight...

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  • Geothermal activity all over in this...

    The Pamir Mountains are part of what has been the result of Indian subcontinent collision with Eurasia long time ago. And as the plates of our earth are still moving, a lot of “action” below the surface takes place. This is most obvious, where the plates are “touching” each other. Ok, this was now very simple explained, and I hope, geologists won’t...

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  • Go to the Pamirs – and touch the sky!!!

    Why going to Tajikistan ? Well, there are a lot of very simple answers – it has one of the most beautiful mountain ranges on our planet, and the hospitality of the people is just incredible ! A bit high, but…. we all have to make compromises :-) and suffer from time to time (I did, my nice travellers diarrhoea did not enhance my “body feelings” in...

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  • Experiance Tajikistan!

    Welcome to Tajikistan!Tajikistan is a place where you can study culture and traditions in reality.The best way of getting know people is-visiting them. In order to understand Tajik culture it is necessary to look back to the time of Transoxiana, (an area that lies between the Amu Darya and Sir Darya rivers and modern north-west Afghanistan), and...

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  • The Fan Mountains

    The Fan Mountains is acknowledged to be among the most beautiful in the world. It is a eas-west range in west-central Tajikistan, with the main massif in the west. For international travellers the best is possibly to cross in over the Uzbek border from the west; it is a long haul from Dushanbe. Either way you get there, the approach will be...

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  • Atomic Tajikistan

    In the Soviet era (note than many people in Tajikistan citizens miss that time), Tajikistan was one of the main sources of uranium for the Soviet nuclear program. The city of Saryn in the northern parts of the Khojand area was the source of uranium mined for the first Soviet nuclear bomb (separate tip coming soon!). You will find uranium mines here...

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  • Fruit country

    Tajikistan along with its neigbours is a faboulous country for fruits. Make a point of sampling some on the way through the country. Apples, peaches, apricots, plums, pears in the mountains; melons, grapes and other in the lowlands.

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  • Desert country

    Most of Tajikistan appears to be either barren rock or desert. While some of the desert landscapes are drab, you will also find really nice desert scenery here and there, notably in the south toward the Afghan-Uzbek border as well as in the north of the Khojand region. The mountain deserts of Gorna Badakshan/Pamir are outstanding. Some of the...

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  • Museum Rudaki

    I arrived to Panjakent by local buses from Bukhara, in Uzbekistan. In spite of being a modern city with ugly soviet era blocks, Lenin statues and the like, the people still ride horses and donkeys in the streets, and its market is as exotic as the one in nearby Samarqand, which is located next door to the Bibi Janym mosque. After visiting the ruins...

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  • Opera Ballet Square

    One nice place to rest some in Dushanbe is on the Opera Ballet square. In Summer plenty of small restaurants selling Shashlick with onions....Due to fountain it is a cool place to be.

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  • Museum of Antiquities

    The most interesting in this museum located in the center of town close to Rudaki (on the other side of Opera Ballet square) is the laying Buddha. It seems to be one of the biggest remaining Buddha in the world!Many other nice archeological pieces can be seen in the museum.

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  • Hissor Fortress

    The Hissor Fortress, 10 km west of Dushanbe, is the most historical attraction in Tajikistan and is the symbol of the ancient Tajik nation, a local museum displays ceramics, jewelry and clothing from Tajik's past glory.You can count half day for this visit.

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  • Tajikistan Mountain Valleys

    Mountain valleys, seeing as the country is 90% mountains the valleys are very furtile and where the majority of the people live its also the area where the main export of Tajikstan is grown, Cotton other important crops are Silk and livestock, goats sheep and yaks mainly

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  • Pamir Mountains

    The Pamir range of mountains stretch over much of TajikistanDuring the summer the shepherds slowly take their animals through the steppes towards the mountains. The Kyrgyz stop at the slopes of the Alai mountains, where they also train hunting falcons, or they move on to the slopes of the Pamirs and set up the traditional Central Asian tents, the...

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  • Yurt Doors

    The doors to the nomads yurts are often quite ornate and brightly painted, the doors threshold is beleived to hold the sprirt of the house and its very offensive to the owner to step on it when entering

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  • Yurt

    The nomad tent is both beautiful and practical. It keeps the heat out in the summer and the cold out in the winter. It does not like damp areas but can stand up to rain in moderate quantities. Yurts come in different sizes and they can be up to 10 to 12 metres in diameter Seen from the door the left side of the yurt is the man’s and the right side...

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  • Just walk around (escorted)...

    Just walk around (escorted) and see the people and history. In the museum in Penjikent are fabulous things to see, although a lot was moved to St. Petersburg at one time. The women in the lobby are determined to sell you goods. They are beautiful handmade things and very cheap! Give in at once or they will follow you through the place! The...

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Tajikistan Hotels

  • Dushanbe Serena Hotel

    14 Rudaki Avenue, 734013

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Hotel Sugd

    My room was small, but OK. It did have good AC, a fridge, some English TV channels, and internet in...

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  • Hyatt Regency Dushanbe

    Prospekt Ismoili Somoni 26/1, Dushanbe, 734026, Tajikistan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Hotel Twins

    Adkhamova St., 1/21, 734001

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Best Eastern Tajikistan

    22 Shotemur Ulitsa, Dushanbe, 734001, Tajikistan

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Sheraton Dushanbe Hotel

    48 Aini Street, 734024

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Hotel Lotus

    1 Proezd Lokhuti 5, 734013

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Hotel Mercury

    I cannot recommend this hotel enough. When my driver arrived in the area after 6 hours of driving,...

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  • Vefa Center

    Bokhtar st., 37/1, 734025

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

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