Day Journeys from Dushanbe
In easy reach of Dushanbe, there are a number of places of varied interest. These include:
— Superb walks in the mountains, seeing how country people live and enjoying their hospitality.
— Opportunities to view wildlife.
— Visiting villages where the people speak a language Alexander the Great might have heard.
— Visiting the site of one of the ancient fortresses of Central Asia (Hissor).
— Seeing examples of impressive Soviet industrial achievements (and some of the failures).
— Just sitting in the shade at a choikhona (teahouse or restaurant by a river).
— Seeing buzkashi, the wildest game in the world.