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Dushanbe

 
Dushanbe The capital of Tajikstan is nestled in the snowcapped Pamir Mountains and has a population of 600 000. It wasnt always the premier city in the country: Until 1926 Dushanbe was a tiny village whose main importance was a market held every Monday (the citys name means Monday in Tajik). Then the railroad came to town and transformed the sleepy hamlet into a major transportation hub. The soviet building boom left its scars on the city. Nonetheless its tree-lined streets and avenues and stalinst government buildings are not without a certain charm. The biggest attraction in town is the Barakat covered market where colorful Tajik goods are sold. Other sites include the motley Tajikistan Unified Museum (stuffed animals ...
 

Panjikent

 
Panjikent Substantially closer to Samarkand Uzbekistan than to Dushanbe, Penjikent is the old center of the Sogdian empire. Around the modern town and in its museum you will find remains of this preislamic civilization. The remains of the Sogdian city of Panjikent are just out of town on a hill overlooking the valley. You can wander around the site without being bothered by anyone. Unfortunately there are hardly any signs that explain what is what. If you are lucky there are excavators here. Most of the time they are students from St. Petersburg and they are very willing to tell you about their work and about the finds. The town has a small museum with soviet memorabilia and stuffed animals, but also very impressive finds...
 

Hisar

 
Hisar Hisar is an ancient town of Tajikistan. Hisar has old Castle, madrasa's and Architectoral memories. ...
 

Nurek

 
Nurek Nurek is in Tadjikistan, Central Asia, some 70 km from Dushanbe, capital city of Tajikistan. Nurek is a town with about 40000 population is surrounded by mountains and is famous with a hydropower station build there during Soviets. The dam of the station is of the highest in the world (300m)... Vakhsh river divides the city into to parts... Nurek is a nice place to visit for couple days... there are nice restaurants and very friendly and nice people... taxi to Nurek from Dushanbe would cost you about 15-20 $US......
 

 

 

 

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