Khujand City of Blessed
When you hear the name Tajikistan, you may be reminded of poetry and cultural proximity to its people. Tajikistan was once part of Iran. The Achaemenid period was known as the “Sogdian” land and was one of the Achaemenid areas. In ancient Persian inscriptions such as the embossed Bastoun, you can see the name of Sogd, which is introduced as the treasurer of Iran. After hundreds of years, the land of Sogd fell into the hands of the Arabs. Tajiks embraced Islam and became the site of the first independent Iranian rule, the Samanids, 261 AH or 1177 years ago. The reason for choosing Tajikistan’s currency goes back to the same issue.Be sure to visit Victory Park in Dushanbe. Not bad to know the purpose of building this park. During World War II and in 1941 German forces invaded the Soviet Union. Their goal was to reach Moscow, and they had to cross Dushanbe to reach the city. There was still no Tajikistan in those days, and Tajik forces fought the fascists alongside the Russians. The day they were defeated was recorded in the history of war. This is why Victory Park was built. Dushanbe residents gather at the park and lay flowers at the statue of war honors.Iranian poets are of great importance to Tajiks, for example Park Rudaki. Of course in the Communist era when Lenin was still the Soviet leader, here was the “Lenin Square”. Lenin’s statue, holding his hand to the sky, was here to remember his Communist thinking. But now it’s not a statue. After the formation of the Republic of Tajikistan, it became Rudaki Park. According to the Tajiks, the statue is placed under the arch of Nusrat.
Dushanbe’s largest park is Rudaki Park. To the right of the Rudaki statue, the western part of the garden, is the Palace of the Nation, where foreign guests are welcomed. We see the largest Tajik flag in the park. The rod has a height of 165 meters and the width and width of the flag are 65 and 30 meters, respectively. The most important part of the Rudaki Park is the Rudaki statue, which was celebrated here in 2008 on the occasion of its 150th birthday.On your trip to Dushanbe, do not forget to visit the “Fence Castle”. The castle, about three thousand years old, is 30 kilometers west of Dushanbe. Prior to Islam’s arrival in the area, it was called the “Schumann fence”, which was one of the most populated areas. Even Schumann’s word appears in the book of Avesta, which means “forehead of the earth.” This is so important to Tajiks that they come here for weddings and brides, brides and grooms. Except for the head and the two towers of the fence, there is nothing left here and it has disappeared over time.
You can take a shot while visiting the fort. It’s good to know that Tajiks take photos as “faces.”
Varzab plain and Takab waterfall