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Tajik Photowalk Tour

Country: Tajikistan
City: Dushanbe
Duration: 3 Day(s) - 3 Night(s)
Tour Category: Photography Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

Amazing photo walking tour around beautiful places of Tajikistan! 

Day 1. 

- Check-in. Brief city-tour

Visiting:

- The square “Dyusti” (the central square of the Ismoili Somoni square);

- Central Dushanbe "Green bazaar" 

- Rural areas close to the town 

- Overnight in hotel (B/-/-)

Day 2. Dushanbe - Hissar trip 

Visiting: 

- Hissar village with one of the main Tajikistan monuments – Hissar historical reserve

- Hissar fort with ark built in XVI c and now reconstructed. – Registan – a square before the fortress. – Old madrassah built in XVI c on the territory of 2250 sq m.

- Mosque “Sangin”

- Overnight in hotel (B/-/-)

Day 3. Trip to Iskandarkul

- Breakfast 

- Departure from Hissar to Zarafshan Valley, on the legendary lake Iskandarkul

- Explore the surrounding lakes Iskanderkul and grove, which is located on the shore of the lake. Photo shooting.

- Trip by foot to the waterfall “Fanskaya Niagara” (38m) 

Overnight in the guest cottage (B/-/-)

Hissar Historical Reserve

Located 30 km from Dushanbe (4-5 km from Hissar settlement) is one of the most important landmarks of Tajikistan - Hissar History and Culture Reserve. This name is related to archeological and architectural monuments of different ages found on its 86-hectare territory. The reserve location - Hissar Valley - is a vast intermountain hollow with the rivers Kafirnigan, Karatag, and Shirkent. People inhabited this place in the Stone Age, in the 4th-3rd millennia B.C. 

Later the valley territory was a part of Bactria, and then of Greek-Bactrian and Kushan states. This fact is proved by the remains of ancient settlements found by archeologists. However, today only orbicular mounds called "tepa” - "a hill" - have survived. In the Middle, Ages Hissar was known for its crafts and markets. In the 18th - 19th centuries, it was known as Hissar province - one of 28 domains of Bukhara Emirate. Hissar fortress which has survived since those times is considered the most famous landmark of the reserve.

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