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Doshanbe – the capital of Tajikistan, the most important economic, political and cultural center, and the largest city in the country.

The main archaeological attraction of Doshanbe is the Geological Fortress. It is an ancient fortress not far from the city, built in the 13th century with a large inner area, two medreses and a mausoleum, built in the 16th century. The cannon and rifle-barreled walls are more than a meter thick. In the past, the fort served as the main focal point of the Bokhara Empire, which also included Duchânbe in its possessions. Among the monuments of the city, the monuments to the founder of Classical Tajik poetry A. Idaqi and the monument to Ismail Samony – the founder of the Tajik state are especially remarkable.

The Museum of Ethnography, the Museum of Archaeology and the Museum of Ancient History in Dushanbe can provide an insight into the history and culture of Tajikistan. Particularly interesting is the Museum of Musical Instruments – the Museum of Musical Instruments, where the halls of the Museum feature musical performances and exhibits that seem to live in the skilled hands of the masters.

There is also an interest in Baccarat – a large, open market, the center of the citys commercial activity and a classy, classical bazaar with its own characteristic atrium: the hooters, the hooters, the hooters, the hooters, the hooters, and the unmistakable chaihanas.

One of the favorite places among foreign tourists is the Rokhakhat tavern in the center of the city. Decorated in accordance with local traditions, with painted ceilings and walls and an unalterable painting on the gannet, it is famous for its cuisine with an extensive selection of national dishes. Not only can you enjoy the tastiest food there, but you can also just sit at the dastarhan and enjoy a relaxed seder while sipping hot, sour green tea.

Doshanbe – a city rich in beautiful plazas. Among them is Póótková Square, decorated with lush spruces, beautiful picturesque windows and flowers. On it lies the Palace of the President. One of the most beautiful squares in Dushanbe is considered to be the Sultanbe Square. The 800th anniversary of Moscow. In the tradition of Indian architecture, the square has a magnificent fountain in the middle, and is a favorite place for gatherings and retreats of the artistic gods – actors, musicians and artists. Equally interesting is the citys largest and most beautiful square – Friendship Square, in the center of which stands the Ismail Simonyi Monument. Apart from it, there is a memorial to the government and a museum commemorating the 1100th anniversary of the Samoan state.

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  • Air quality: 112 US AQI Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups. Members of sensitive groups may experience health effects. The general public is less likely to be affected.
  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 770,000 people
  • GDP: $796 / year
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 3 Mbps
  • Best wireless: T-Cell
  • Tipping: Restaurants: In the bigger cities and nice restaurants you should expect to tip about 10%. Otherwise, no tipping is expected in Tajikistan.
  • Apartment listings:
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best taxi: Rakhsh Taxi
  • Best hospital: Prospekt Medical
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Tajik Air
  • Best intl air carrier: Tajik Air
  • Monthly costs for expat: $430
  • Monthly costs for family: $700
  • Monthly costs for local: $200
  • Meal: $0.9
  • Small Cola: $0.1
  • Beer 1 Pint: $0.4
  • Coffee: $0.3

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