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Tajikistan Travel Guide

Tajikistan is located in Central Asia. Kyrgyzstan, China, Uzbekistan, and Afghanistan surround it. A mountainous area, Tajikistan prides itself with many awe-inspiring sites and of terrains and valleys. Since the country is mostly mountain ranges, the common adventure of locals and tourists is hiking and trekking.

People who are called "Tajiks" populate the country. Tajiks are very hospitable and friendly. They are known for helping travelers and tourists. The present locals are the product of the various nationalities that have occupied the area. These include the troops of Alexander the Great, the nomadic families that occupy the steppes, the Arabs from the east and the Tatar-Mongols.

Upon reaching Tajikistan, a traveler should stay away from its borders. This is due to the fact that the lands bordering Uzbekistan and Kyrgyztan are mines. You ought to take extra precautionary measures when you visit the Karagetin valley as well. The safest place for travelers to dwell upon is the capital city, Dushanbe. Aside from the center city, an important city to visit in the country is Penjikent. Penjikent lies close to the lands and mountains bordering Uzbekistan. It boasts of the most impressive artifacts and infrastructures that date back to the ancient Sodgian civilization.

It is best to visit Tajikistan during the months of april to june and september to november. The months in between these visiting periods represent the hot summers and the terribly cold winters. However, one can easily opt to visit the country in March when the Narvus Festival is held.

To ease your burden when picking places to go to in your travel to Tajikistan, below are the top places you ought to take into consideration:
Hissar: Hissar is located near Dushanbe. It stands as the country's center for cultural reserve as it caters to many archeological and architectural monuments of different ages in the history of Asia.

Ura-Tube: The city is known as "apple of discord" during the early nineteenth century. It is now famous for the high quality craft from its creative locals who are quite talented when it comes to making and designing knives, utensils, footwear, fabric, and other embroideries. It also boasts of the Kok-Ghumez or the Light Blue Dome. The said architecture is one of the oldest remains from the wars fought by Alexander the Great and the nomads from the steppes.

Chorku: The city cradles the great Khazrati Shoh Mausoleum. The said infrastructure dates back to the early tenth centuries. Its fine wood structure is quite popular for the detailed carves. Apart from that, the city is the country's religious center where an 18th-century mosque is located. Many religious monuments are also a must-see for the country's visitors.

Kurgan Tyube: Situated in the northern part of the country, lying between a patch of valleys in between the terrains and the rich oasis. Based on country history, the area was a former battle territory of Alexander the Great's camp. It was known as 'Khuttal' and it used to cradle the 'heavenly racers' of Alexander's army.