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“Paradise amongst the mountains”
Review of Seven Lakes

Seven Lakes
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Marguzor
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Paradise amongst the mountains”
Reviewed May 7, 2012

If you don't have long in Tajikistan, for goodness sake put this at the top of your destination list. The joruney across Tajikistan from Khojand or Dushanbe is dramatic and a treat in itself. The Seven Lakes are idyllic, calming and stunningly beautiful. Each of the lakes is a different colour and named after body parts! In the evening, the area is filled with a rich aroma of mountain herbs and if you are lucky enough to visit on a sunny day, you will be blessed with some amazing photos! The villages around the Seven Lakes are picturesque and the people welcoming and if they will let you, make for some fantastic portraits.

Stay in Jumaboy's homestay near the third lake and you will not be disappointed. Jumaboy is an incredible host and makes you feel very much at home. His simple homestay is clean and you will be treated to traditional Tajik fare much better than anywhere else on your visit and made with organic produce from Jumaboy's garden. Seven Lakes for me is as much about sitting on Jumaboy's tabchan (day bed) as it is staring at the reflections in the mighty sixth lake.

Visited July 2011
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English first
Penjikent, Sughd, Tajikistan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“This is the 6th lake of Seven lakes-Seven beauties of Shing in Shing valley, 60 km from Penjikent city!”
Reviewed January 15, 2012

There are Seven lakes - Seven beauties of Shing in Penjikent region. Its only 65 km drvie way from penjikent. Bettter to drive to Shing village and from there start hiking to the lakes. Very good homestays available are over there.

Visited August 2011
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