Beautiful Tourist Places to Visit in Tajikistan, Asia

Beautiful Tourist Places to Visit in Tajikistan, Asia

Tajikistan is one of the countries in Central Asia which covers an area of 143,100 sq. km and ranks 98th in population in the world with inhabitants of 7,616,000 (as of 2011 census). Dushanbe is the capital and the largest city of Tajikistan.


Etymology and History of Tajikistan:

The meaning of Tajikistan is “the land of the Tajiks”. Medieval Turks first used Tajik word to identify Iranian speaking citizens.

Tajikistan gained independence from the Soviet Union on September 9, 1991.


Important facts of Tajikistan:

Official language – Tajik

Currency – Somoni

Calling code – +992


Geography of Tajikistan:

Tajikistan is the smallest non-coastal country in Central Asia and is bounded by Uzbekistan in the west, Kyrgyzstan on the north, China towards east and Afghanistan in the south.


Economy of Tajikistan:

Tajikistan not has a very good economy rate. Aluminum and cotton production forms the major revenue source of Tajikistan. Tajikistan houses Tajik Aluminum Company, one of the leading aluminum plants in Central Asia and in the world. Coal deposits and several natural gas and petroleum reserves support the economy of Tajikistan.


Major cities of Tajikistan:

  • Dushanbe
  • Khujand
  • Kulob
  • Kurgan-Tyube
  • Istaravshan
  • Konibodom


Transportation in Tajikistan:

The transportation system of Tajikistan is in developing stage and the major roads in Tajikistan include Khujand –Dushanbe and Dushanbe – Khorog. People can reach nearby regions and major cities of the country through public or private buses.

Tajikistan is connected by trains with nearby countries like Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.

Tajikistan is served by Turkish Air, Iran Air, Kamair, Ural Airlines and S7 Airlines with daily and weekly air services to Russia and Germany.

Dushanbe International Airport, Qurghonteppa International Airport, Khorog Airport and Khujand Airport are the major airports of the country.


Cuisine, Culture and Shopping in Tajikistan:

Tajikistan houses the higher majority inhabitants of Persian-speaking Tajik ethnic group. Also the population covers Uzbek, Russian and Kyrgyz. Tajikistan hosts plenty of mosques and few churches as well.

Tajik and Russian are the official languages as well as widely spoken languages in the region of Tajikistan. Shughni, Rushani, Khufi and Wakhi are other languages communicated by the natives.

The famous sport in Tajikistan is football and adventure activities include rock climbing, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, mountain climbing and biking.

The cuisine of Tajikistan is influenced by nearby Russia, Iran, Afghan, and Uzbek countries. Green tea is national drink and Plov or Osh is national dish of Tajikistan. Somsa, chaka, yogurt, kaymak and shurbo are the popular eateries in the regions of Tajikistan.

Tourists can purchase different handicraft products, colorful dresses, shoes and jewelry in the major cities of the country namely Dushanbe, Khujand, Qurghonteppa and Khorugh.


Must see in Tajikistan:

Fort Hissar:

Fort Hissar is an ancient fort placed in Dushanbe, contains one Tajik culture museum. The admission fee is 1 to 3 Somoni.


Victory Park:

Victory Park is a famous tourist destinations located in Dushanbe of Tajikistan, offers top view of Dushanbe City.


Gurminj Musical Instrument Museum:

Gurminj Musical Instrument Museum is home to diverse Central Asian musical instruments, situated near Rudaki statue of Dushanbe.


Other tourist attractions in Tajikistan include:

  • Massive Statue of Somoni
  • Rudaki Statue
  • Museum of Antiquities
  • Museum of Archeology
  • Rohat Chaikhona
  • A mosque in Isfara
  • Fann Mountains
  • Vahdat Palace
  • Dushanbe Government Building
  • Tajik State National University
  • Puppet Theatre
  • Presidential Palace


Best time to visit Tajikistan:

From June to October is the ideal time to visit Tajikistan.


Accommodation Options in Tajikistan:

The hotels in Dushanbe, the capital city of Tajikistan are as follows:

  • Gastnitsa Vakhsh
  • Hyatt Regency Dushanbe
  • Atlas B&B
  • Dushanbe Serena Hotel
  • Hyatt Regency Dushanbe
  • Hotel Mercury
  • Best Eastern Tajikistan
  • Hotel Tojikiston
  • Taj Palace Hotel
  • Avesto Dushanbe
  • Hotel Grand Asia
  • Hyatt Regency Dushanbe Hotel
  • Serena Hotel

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