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Dushanbe



Dushanbe - the capital of the Republic of Tajikistan since 1924. (from 1924 to 1961 .- Stalinabad), located in the Hissar valley. Once this place was not a big village of 42 houses, where on Monday was going to the bazaar, where residents gathered all the surrounding villages, hence the name "Dushanbe" - "Monday". If in 1924 there was not a large village a few hundred inhabitants and no electricity, running water or even a road, now a modern city where you will find everything from modern-day five and four star hotels with a European service, shaded courts and streets, historical museums with unique exhibits, restaurants and nightclubs to eastern markets, etc.

The main sights are in the center of the square "Dusti (Friendship) monument Ismoili Somoni - the founder of the first Tajik state of Tajiks in the IX - X centuries. which is located near the recreation park im.Rudaki - a favorite vacation spot residents and guests.

Botanical Garden of the Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan, which stretches for several kilometers will impress you with an abundance of plants from all over the world, especially the collection of roses.

If you are interested in history and culture of the republic, we suggest you start your tour with a local-history museum im.K.Behzoda the vicinity of the hotel Poytaht ", where all of Tajikistan: the flora and fauna of the country, history, culture and art.

One of the most famous museums is the National Museum of Antiquities of Tajikistan, which collected all archaeological finds made in the territory of the republic from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages developed. Among the unique exhibits such as: head of Alexander of Macedon in the lion's helmet, wall paintings of the ancient city Pendjikent and the famous sculpture of Buddha in a state of nirvana.

Beside him is a museum of Ethnography Andreeva, which houses a rich collection of clothing, jewelry and household items of all peoples inhabiting the republic.

In the museum of musical instruments im.Gurmindzha Zavkibekova presented musical instruments from all over the world. Here, you can not just look at the collection, but also listen to the live national music performed by his son and disciples of the founder of the museum.