Dushanbe is the capital city of Tajikistan, located in Hissor Valley in the south of country. More than 1 million people live in Dushanbe. The city was founded in 1925 on the place of the village called “Dushambe-Bozor” – “Monday bazaar”.

Dushanbe is a clean city with a lot of parks and alleys. The most of the streets in Dushanbe are named after great philosophers, writers and poets. For example, there is an avenue named after Rudaki – founder of Tajik literature. The main objects of business and interest are situated on this avenue. During your travel you will have a sightseeing tour in the city center.

The important sights that are must-visit places in Dushanbe during your tour:

  • Central museum of Tajikistan
  • Flagpole of Dushanbe
  • Ismail Somoni monument
  • Rudaki Park
  • Museum of Antiquities
  • Gurminj museum of musical instruments
  • Ismaili Centre Dushanbe

Every object among listed is interesting in terms of history, culture, religion and is worth to see.

Of course, when you are in Dushanbe it is recommended to visit Hissor fortress – former residence of Emir of Bukhara. The fortress was founded as strategically important object with big towers and arches. There was a city and a large market made from burnt bricks. The travelers may learn a history of the region and many legends about Hissor.

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