Transfer in Dushanbe
You only have time for a short vacation? How about experiencing the local culture of Central Asia and climbing Pamir mountains in Tajikistan? Start your journey by visiting Dushanbe, the capital. See the ancient sights of Bukhara Emirate, learn about the rich multireligious background of these lands and finally go to the mountains. This city is already 1000 meters above the sea level. Experience mountain climbing and kayaking in Varzob valley just outside the city limits. Travel the famous M41 Pamir Highway, Mecca for many cycle tourists. This place has a lot to offer, especially for a daring backpacker.
How to get to Dushanbe? Dushanbe international airport is only 7 kilometres from the city centre. The public transportation system incorporates the airport in several routes, so you can get here by bus or trolley. We recommend booking a transfer to get a fixed price and to be sure about the driver’s language skills. He will help you with the luggage and most likely be more helpful with advice than local taxi drivers.
If you are wondering what Dushanbe sights are worth seeing, we have a few suggestions. Start from the Dusti square, here you can see the monument to Ismail Somoni, the legendary founder of Tajik state. Behind the golden statue and the arch, you will see a park with fountains and the stela of Independence featuring Tajik coat of arms. To learn more about the Buddhist and Zoroastrian culture visit the National Museum of antiquities. See the giant statue of Buddha resting on his side that was discovered in Kurgan Tobe. It is known as one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the XX century — Buddha in Nirvana. If you are a family man you will enjoy the Botanical Gardens and the ethnographic reserve. Enjoy the festivals and historical reenactments as well as local weddings that take place here.
To get around the city use public transport it’s cheap and regular. However, you might want to hire a chauffeur for a day to get yourself and the tourist gear to the mountains or visit the museum at the Hissar fortress 30 kilometres outside the city.
Choose for yourself whether to study history or kayak through the rapids of a mountain river. Booking a transfer might ease your travels in any case.