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Top 10 places for travel & vacation in Tajikistan.

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1.Dushanbe
Dushanbe is the capital of Tajikistan. It is located in the Gissar valley on the banks of the Varzob River (Dushanbinka). Dushanbe - the main in Tajikistan and a major regional (Central Asian) cultural center - there are numerous cultural institutions, including national ones: museums, theaters and philharmonic society, film company, circus, libraries, cinemas, etc .; Functioning print and electronic media; There are national cultural societies, trade unions; Musical, artistic and other creative groups. As the capital of sovereign Tajikistan, Dushanbe in 1990-2000, and more than once became a venue for major international conferences, seminars, festivals and other cultural events. Dushanbe picturesquely located in the bowl, formed Hissar mountains. And thanks to the contribution of numerous architects who often used Tajik elements in their work on erecting public, administrative and residential buildings, both for decoration and for a utilitarian purpose, Dushanbe has a rather original architecture. In fact, it is formed by outstanding complexes of administrative and public buildings and residential neighborhoods. An important point that city builders must take into account is the seismicity of the region, so the construction of high-rise buildings in the city is limited.
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2.Fann Mountains
Fann Mountains - a knot of short high ridges in the northwest of Tajikistan, rising between Zeravshinsky and Gissar Range in the Pamir-Alai system, a mountain system located in Central Asia. Within a radius of 20 km there are tens of five thousand people, with a half-kilometer wall, with glaciers that are small for such heights. The juniper forests are removed to 3000 m. Apart from the mountains themselves, the main tourist attraction of Fan is the countless number of incredible beauty of crystal clear lakes. Lakes have a spectrum of colors - blue, dark blue, purple, green, white, black. During a one-day trip to the Fan Mountains, you can pass more than 10 lakes. In fans there is an opportunity to build hiking routes of varying complexity. Local residents, mostly mountain Tajiks are always happy to help the tourist, they will always offer tea and milk, and the most enterprising for a fee of $ 5-10 will provide an ass on the back of which you can put a few backpacks.
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3.Hisor
Hisor is an urban settlement in Tajikistan. The city is located in the central western part of the country, in the western part of the Gissar Valley, 20 km west of the capital of Tajikistan, Dushanbe. According to historians, people settled in the Gissar valley ca. 40,000 years ago. About 1000 years BC, 7 km from the modern city, a fortress was built, and around it - the city of Khisor. Later, the city was called Shumon, Hisory Shumon, Hisory Shodmon. Hysori Shumon was the capital of the emirate of Shumonidiv, in the Middle Ages - the capital of Hissar's bekstva. Through the Hisors of Shodmon the Great Silk Road passed. The name "Khisor" (Hissar) means a fortress, a citadel, a castle, since on all sides the city is covered by mountains, like the walls of a fortress. For the first time the name "Hissar" as the name of the settlement is used in the XI century. In the city there are two madrassas, more than 10 mosques, 4 city gates.
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4.Yamchun
Yamchun – fortress, was built more than 2000 years ago, long before the arrival of Islam on the territory of Tajikistan. The fortress rises on a vast platform in the wilderness of the Ishkashimsky District and is surrounded on three sides by steep canyons. From the territory of the fortress you can see the Bakhkhan valley and the Pamir mountains.
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5.Historical Museum of Sughd
Historical Museum of Sughd is a state historical and local history museum in the second most important city of Tajikistan Khudzhand (Khojent), located in the medieval city fortress. The collection funds of the Khujand Museum of Archeology and Fortification have about 1200 items, almost half of which are constantly exhibited. The exposition of the museum is located in a hall with an area of ​​about 150 m2 and tells about the history and architectural features of fortifications of Khujand. The exhibition highlights the life of the fortress population in different epochs, starting from the period of its erection in the VI-V centuries BC. Before the Arab conquest of Central Asia, when the Khujand fortress was considered one of the most impregnable in the region. Part of the exhibition is devoted to the medieval history of the citadel - it tells about the culture and occupation of the city's inhabitants, presenting samples of ancient ceramics and household utensils, fragments of decorative elements of architectural structures, glassware, tombstones with inscriptions.
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6.Fedchenko Glacier
Fedchenko Glacier is a mountain-valley glacier in the Western Pamir in Tajikistan. The length of the glacier is 77 km, width is 1.7-3.1 km. The total area of glaciers is about 652 (992) km2. The thickness of the ice in the middle part is up to 1000 meters. The slope of the surface is 1.5-2.5, the speed of movement is 66.8 cm / day. The glacier begins on the northern slope of Yazgulemskaga ridge at an altitude of 6280 m, stretches along the eastern slope of the Academy of Sciences ridge. It takes more than 30 glacial tributaries. The lower end of the glacier is at an altitude of 2900 m.
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7.Ismoil Somoni Peak
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Ismoil Somoni Peak is a mountain peak in the backbone of the Academy of Sciences, in the Pamir mountain system. Located in the territory of Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan, is the highest point of the country. The height of the peak is 7,495 m. It was discovered in 1932. At first it was mistakenly considered the peak of Garm (which is located several kilometers to the south). Later called the peak of Stalin, and since 1962 - the peak of Communism. Since 1999, the Ismail Samani peak (Chon-Too) is named after Ismail Samani.
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8.Lenin Peak
Lenin Peak is a mountain peak in the Pamir system. The height is 7134.3 m. It is located on the territory of Gorno Badakhshan, Tajikistan. Opened in 1871 and named in honor of the explorer of Central Asia Konstantin Kaufman. 1928 was renamed to Lenin Peak, from July 2006 - the peak of Abu Ali ibn Sina, in honor of the Persian scholar, philosopher - Abu Ali ibn Sin.
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9.Yashilkul
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Yashilkul is a lake in the Southern Pamirs in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast of Tajikistan. It is located at an altitude of 3734 meters. It occupies an area of 36.1 km2. The depth reaches 50 meters. From the lake flows the Gunt River, the Amu Darya hordes. The food is snowy and glacial. It is believed that the lake was formed as a result of a landslide, in the XIII century. As a result of the collapse, the Alichur River was blocked, which was the impetus for the creation of the lake. Confirmation of this version is deciphered Arabic inscriptions on the rocks above the lake.
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10.Gurminj Museum of Musical Instruments
Gurminj Museum of Musical Instruments is a museum located in the center of Dushanbe, Tajikistan. There are about 100 musical instruments in the museum's collection. The museum also hosts various cultural events.
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