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“Quiet retreat away from the boulevard”
Review of Rudaki Park

Rudaki Park
Ranked #1 of 60 things to do in Dushanbe
Certificate of Excellence
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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314 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“Quiet retreat away from the boulevard”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Rudaki is the main thoroughfare in Dushanbe. In the winter the park is wet and muddy, but comes to life in the summer when young ladies walk hand in hand with their betrothed. Fountains line the way along Rudaki street in the summer.

Visited January 2013
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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113 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great for people watching”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

Even on a cold winter's day families, couples, and groups of teens were enjoying this park. The terrazzo marble can be really slippery underfoot so take care when walking in snow and ice.

Visited January 2013
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Ouarzazate, Morocco
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101 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Nice place to spend a few time”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

I enjoyed being on this park as the views over the new palace are great, also the center statue of Rudaki is amazing with exotic and interesting architecture. The decoration is great like from space.

Visited June 2012
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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Beautiful park ... in spite of the photo”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

Visiting the park was great. All its paths with their green and the flowers taking the visitor to meet Rudaki, poet and writer from the 10th century. His beautiful sculpture is inside a wonderful ark - a wonderful mosaic - where you can see plants, stars, sun and planets. The row of fountains take you to the obelisk and also to the sculpture of Somoni, important Muslim leader from the 10th century too, who is seen as key historic figure for the Tajik culture.

When I was watching Somoni I decided to make a picture of Somoni and the two lions. I did it. Few minutes later a policeman came to me and asked with a smile if I wanted him to take my picture. I felt happy and said yes. My surprise would come when he asked me to pay not in Somonis (Tajik currency) but in dollars for the picture he took. I gave him my thanks and left the part.

But the park was great and the photo demonstrated how you get the best of art, use of geometry and design, colour and history, emblematic figures, etc., with the daily needs of the policeman and his familiy. From every picture that he can take, his salary could increase a bit!

Visited October 2012
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Hobart, Australia
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32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Pretty but no shade”
Reviewed September 8, 2012

Rudaki Park has had a major makeover - when the trees grow, it will be probably be pretty but at the moment there is very little shade - don't go on a hot day

Visited September 2012
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