Tajikistan Travel Guide
Tajikistan is the smallest of the five Central Asian republics. Unlike the other peoples of Central Asia, whose facial features reveal Mongolian origins, the Tajiks are of Persian descent and generally look quite similar to southern Europeans.
Tajikistan - the country in the Pamir Mountains
Tajikistan is formed by the Pamir Mountains, which make up about 93% of the country's area. With 13 peaks over 6'000 meters, this makes the country a dream for tracking tourists. Pamir Highway is famous, which runs from Uzbekistan through the whole of Tajikistan to Kyrgyzstan. A road trip along the second highest highway in the world is an adventure not to be missed.
THE HOSPITALITY OF THE TAJIKS
Hospitality is a cornerstone of the Tajik people. Tajiks believe that guests are a gift. Visitors, whether domestic or foreign, are welcomed very warmly. This makes it easy for travelers to get in touch with the local people. Do not hesitate, accept the invitation for tea, and get acquainted with the life of the locals.
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Every week we write interesting articles about Tajikistan, which will help you to be ready for your trip.
Nawruz means “new day” in Persian and marks the beginning of the New Year. It is celebrated on 21 March at the equinox. Nawruz was included in the UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage in 2009.
This traditional game of nomadic peoples is called differently in each Central Asian country: “kok-boru”, “kokpar”, “kupkari” or “ulak tartysh”.