Fabulosity of the East contains in its fairy possessions, which for thousands of years have lived in souls of peoples of the whole world and which have real parentage; however until now — even in conditions of the development of science and technology — they are still remain undisclosed, mysterious and mythical.
Hundreds of these legends have/had taken place on the territory today’s Tajikistan — with the participation and contribution of the ancient Tajik nation.
Some of legends which have cultural, historical features visualize (covered) in this travel program.
WELCOME TO TAJIKISTAN, JOURNEY TO THE FAIRY LAND!
|The program provides||three recieving from Dushanbe international airport, (to the hotel-15 km/25 min drive); Khujand (to the hotel-12 km/20 min drive) and (or) from the border of Uzbekistan (Samarkand) to Khujand-250 km/4 hours drive)|
|Type of transport:||minibus (Toyota, Mercedes) and/or SUV with all necessary amenities|
Sarazm is an ancient town. It dates back to the 4th millennium BCE and is today a UNESCO World Heritage site. Sarazm was the first city in Central Asia to maintain economic relations with a network of settlements covering a vast territory from the Turkmenistan steppes and the Aral Sea (in the northwest) to the Iranian Plateau and the Indus (in the south and southeast).
Rudaki composed poems in the modern Persian alphabet and is considered a founder of classical Persian literature. As it seems, Rudaki was the first person to combine different roles that were yet distinguishable entitles in the 9th century royal court: musician, poet and declaimer/reciter, and copyist. The museum is of more interest, however, for its display of textiles and costumes, the frescoes found at Ancient Penjikent and the Neolithic tools from nearby Sarazm
Istaravshan is a museum city, the ancient center of trade and crafts, one of the most ancient cities of the Central Asia. The city was founded in the sixth century B.C. by a Akhemenid king Cyrus who fortified the settlement by means of three wall lines and a citadel.
Mugteppa was the residence of the local aristocracy who erected there numerous palaces distinguished by original expressive architecture. The evidence of that was found in Bundzhikat (Kala and Kakh-Kakh) and Chil'khudzhra settlements which had fortified structures with palaces and cult buildings decorated with paintings and carved panels.
For example in Bundzhikat the archaeologists found the painting with the image of a she-wolf feeding two babies - the symbol of contacts between the West and the Orient. The mausoleum itself being one of the most ancient landmarks of Tajikistan is a part of the historical-architectural complex "Khazrati Shokh" located in the old part of Istaravshan. The complex consists of three cult structures: Khazrati-Shokh Mausoleum, Khudoyor Valami Mausoleum and Khazratishokh Mosque (also known as Namozgokh) built in the 19th century. Today Khazrati-Shokh Mausoleum is a modest two-dome brick building with a tomb (gurkhan) and a chapel (ziyoratkhon) which has been repeatedly restored. In front of the mausoleum there is a spring the water in which is considered holy and medicinal. According to a legend the spring was formed after Caliph Ali dropped his crosier into a high-mountain Lake Ojku