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Regions in Tajikistan: Sogdiyskaya Oblast, Khatlon Oblast and Gorno-Badakshan Autonomous Oblast

Cities in Tajikistan: Gharm, Khorog / Khorugh, Kulyab, Khujand, Kofarnihon, Konibodom, Kurgan-Tyube,  Panjakent, Urpteppa.

Capital City of Tajikistan: Dushanbe

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Car rental

Hotels in Tajikistan

  Best Eastern Hotels   -   Hotels in Dushanbe

National Parks

  Tajik National Park
Establishment of the Tajik National Part started in 1996. This is one of the most amazing parts of the world where severe mountains, fantastic valleys, wild mountain rivers and calm lakes with crystal clear water create a wonderful harmony that only nature can create. Fauna in the National Park is rich and diversified. Some of the species have been preserved only here. There are still places in the National Park where animals do not fear humans, and the natural beauty is not yet lost.

Travel Agents / Tour Operators  

  Travel Tajikistan   -   part of The Great Game Travel Company Limited
A tour operator which specialises in adventurous holidays in Tajikistan. UK Office: Belfast

  Bestway Tours & Safaris   -   Cultural Tours to Tajikistan

Travel Guides Tajikistan / Destination Guide / Related books

Tajikistan and the High Pamirs - A Companion and Guide - 9622177735 Tajikistan and the High Pamirs: A Companion and Guide
Robert Middleton (Author), Huw Thomas (Contributor)
By the two great rivers of Central Asia, the Oxus and the Jaxartes, Tajikistan can boast not only of breathtaking mountain scenery, but also of 3 ,000 years of history. The land where Alexander the Great fought desperately against the Scythian nomads, his most formidable adversaries, Tajikistan is an ancient cradle of Persian culture. Originally, it was the home of the Sogdians, the famous trading peoples of the Silk Road; eventually this country was at the heart of the 19th century 'Great Game', a place of contention for the adventurers and spies of Britain and Imperial Russia. Now recovering from the misfortunes of the 20th century - the travails of Soviet rule and several years of civil war - it is able to offer visitors not only its legacies of cultural and ethnic diversity, but also unparalleled opportunities for adventure.This book provides vital insight into a crucially positioned nation. It covers Dushanbe, Central Asia's friendliest capital city and mountaineering and trekking on the roof of the world. It is the first dedicated guide to Tajikistan. It describes the explorers and travellers of the ancient Silk Road, and culture, music and ethnic traditions. It includes essays on wildlife, botany, geology and archaeology, including a contribution by Dr George Schaller. It is published to appeal to the armchair traveller as well as the intrepid visitor. It features outstanding cartography.
Paperback: 750 pages; Publisher: Odyssey Publications,Hong Kong; illustrated edition edition (1 Jun 2008); ISBN-10: 9622177735; ISBN-13: 978-9622177734.

Tajikistan (Cultures of the World) - 0761420126 Tajikistan (Cultures of the World)
Rafis Abazov 
Library Binding: 142 pages; Publisher: Benchmark Books (NY) (28 Feb 2006); ISBN-10: 0761420126; ISBN-13: 978-0761420125.

Tajikistan (Growth & Influence of Islam S.)   -   Colleen O'Dea
Hardcover 112 pages (November 2005);  Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers;  Language: English;  ISBN: 1590848853
Tajikistan Country Study Guide  
Paperback 360 pages (May 5, 2005);  Publisher: International Business Publications;  Language: English;  ISBN: 073971564X .
Central Asia (Lonely Planet S.)   -   Paul Clammer
This great travel guide provides practical travel information for Afghanistan, giving detailed transport options, border crossings, and advice for getting visas. Also gives in-depth coverage of eco-tourism and community-based tourism options.
Paperback 512 pages (July 2004);  Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications;  Language: English;  ISBN: 1864502967

Transport / How do I travel to Tajikistan

Tajikistan borders with Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan; in the south - with Afghanistan; and in the east – with China.

  Dushanbe Airport

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  Map Tajikistan  [ Uni Texas   -   Perry-Castaņeda Library   -   Map Collection ]


  Republic of Tajikistan
There are sports, tourist and Alpine bases situated at the banks Kirakum Artifical Sea, Lake Iskanderkul 9named after Alexander the Grate), Alpine lakes in fan mountains, Varzob Gorge, (40 km from Dushanbe), as well as Khoja Obi-Garm and Garmshashma health centers, Obi Zulol thermal sources, etc.

  Viloyati Avtonomii Badakhshoni Kuni [ Khorugh - formerly Khorog ]
  Viloyati Khatlon  [ Qurghonteppa - formerly Kurgan-Tyube ]
  Viloyati Leninobod [ Khujand - formerly Leninabad ]

  Dushanbe   -   Capital City of Tajikistan

Dates back to the 7th century BC and was a key crossroads on the Silk Road with routes branching off in all directions. At its height, the city was a renowed religious center and today the magnificient citadel, the mausoleum of Shiekh Muslihitdin and an 18th-century mosque are among the monuments which atttact visitors.
Ura-Tube is one of the most ancient and beautiful cities in Tajikistan and its long history includes capture by Alexander the Great. Besides a number of mosques, mausoleums and madrases, the surrounding region also contains rich archaeological treasures, including the city Shahristan.

  Fansk mountains   -   mountaineering,  excursions
  File Hodzha Lakon-peak Dream   -   mountaineering
  Hissar Mountains   -   adventure,  horseback riding,  excursions
  Hissar Historic and Cultural Reserve   -   located near the capital Dushanbe
A fascinating archaeological complex which sholars say dates from the 15th century. Several mosques, a caravanserai, a madrase and a mausoleum have all benn excavated and are on display.
  Karategin   -   fishing trout
  Khatlon   -   bear hunt and Tajik Sheep
The hunting region is located 320-350 km from Dushanbe. It is a 7-8 hour drive. The average hunting area elevation is 1,600-1,700 meters. Hunters stay in tent camps with maximum comfort available in the field. Hunting takes place at the boar stamping ground in early autumn under broom trees; if later - under apple, pear or cherry trees, and in the wheat or pea fields. Very often an ambush takes place near local villages and residential area, sometimes in a backyard. The animals simply terrorize local people, very often completely destroying the crops, thus causing a great material loss to communities.
Hunting Tajik Sheep takes place in the mountains of "Pianj Kara-Tau" situated 250 km south of Dushanbe near the Tajik-Afghan boarder. It is a 200 km drive on a good road and 50 km on a side track. Hunting takes place at the elevation of 600-700 meters above sea level. Hunting always happens in autumn and/or in winter.
  Pamir  mountain Range   -   peak Somoni and peak Korzhenevskoj  -  mountaineering
Pamir mountain range, sometimes called 'The Roof of the World'. From here spread the three great ranges of Central Asia - the Hindu Kush, the Karakorams, and the Tien Shan.
  Pariyon and Temurdara Lakes   -   Hissar Mountains
The beauty of the Lakes, their amazingly clear water and the surrounding landscape turned them into a living legend. The water of the Lakes has a wonderful ability to calm down body and soul, make a person vigorous and cheerful. It has been many years already since calmness and quietness of the Lakes turned them into a popular site of family recreation: walks in the area and swimming in the lakes are considered the best way to remove any concerns from one' s mind. Ecologically pure food (honey, diary products, fruit and vegetables) in a combination with clean air, clear water and active rest will provide tourists with energy for a long time.
The lakes have always been surrounded by many rumors and legends. Twenty five years ago an expedition was organized to the area looking for traces of a Yeti.
  Peak Somoniyan a way pevroprohodtsev  -  mountaineering
  Penjikent   -   ancient city
A Sogdian city which flourished from the 5th to 8th centuries. It is so well preserved it has been dubbed 'Central Asia's Pompeii'. An opulent governor's palace, homes and temples can be seen. Greek, Chinese, Persian and Indian artistic influences are evident.
  Silk Road  -
  Tajik State Institute of Art
A unique school in Republic Tajikistan which prepares for experts in the field of culture and arts.
  Tajik State National University  [ russian language ]
  Tajikistan Scout Association   -   Assosiatsiya Skautov Tadzhikistana
  Yagnob  wall   -   Rock-climbing
  Varzob gorge   -   Para gliding

Cuisine   -   Tajik recipes

  Tajik cuisine
The traditional cuisine of Tajikistan has much in common with Iranian, Afghan and Uzbek cuisines.

History of Tadjikistan

Tadjikistan was part of the emirate of Bukhara, which in effect became a protectorate of Russia in 1868. Following the Russian Revolution, 1917, it became part of the Turkestan Soviet Socialist Autonomous Republic in 1918. The Tadjik Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic was created as part of the Uzbek SSR in 1924 and became a Soviet Socialist Republic in 1929. It declared independence from the Soviet Union in the 9th of September 1991.

  History of Tajikistan
Pre-Islamic Period (600 BC–AD 651), Islamic Empires (710–1218), The Mongols and their successors (1218–1740), Persian and Bukharan rule (1740–1920),
Modern History: 1800s–Present [ Russian Vassalage (1868–1920), Soviet Rule (1920–1991), Tajikistan (1991-Present day) ].

Music, Arts & Culture Tajikistan, Events

At the end of 10th century, Firdowsi creates his famous heroic epopee "Shakhname", outweighing all existed works. 11th century was marked by creation of such genre as romantic epos. There appears a number of poems written by Unsuri, Ayoki, Gunguri in this style, but the wreath of beauty became "Khamsa"( ) of Nizami composed by him in the 12th century. In 13th century there appears "Bustan" and "Gulistan" of Saadi, in 14th century the works of continuers of romantic epos - Amir Khusravi Dekhlavi and Khadju Kirmani, Kamol Khujandi and the master of gazelle - Hofiz.

  Music of Tajikistan
Traditional Tajik music is closely related to other Central Asian music forms.

  Culture of Tajikistan
Tajik culture can be divided into two areas, Metropolitan and Kuhiston(Highland)....

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