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“Must see the Buddha”

National Museum of Tajikistan
Ranked #3 of 61 things to do in Dushanbe
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Reviewed July 24, 2012

The reclining Buddha is an extraordinary treasure. The whole museum is an interesting, if run-down, testament to central asia's rich and varied history.

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Reviewed July 16, 2012

Well, I'm not much of a museum person, but it was OK. The big draw of course if the big Buddah on the 2nd floor. That alone was worth the price of admission.

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Reviewed June 30, 2012

Lack of english in the Museum but the place is fine. The history museum is very bad although it has great things to show, all in Tajik, that is the problem and it really looks too old. It will be changed in September. Dushanbe though is a very nice city which apparents a little town in its environment but noisy. The green market is lovely. I really liked it despite it is somehow old and the airport and visa procedure are too obsolete Soviet time still.

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Reviewed June 21, 2012

Unexpectedly good museum, made alive by free guided tour in Tajik, Russian, English or even French (one of the guides is Francophile!). It puts the country's ancient history into context and makes you feel like visiting other places in the country like Penjikent or Sarazm, where some of the artifacts come from.

Thank pascalebratislava
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Reviewed June 19, 2012

The Natonal Museum of Antiquity of Tajikistan is a recommended first stop for one who is intending to tour the country. The museum is quite modest in size and holding but its display is overwhelming enough for someone who is in Tajikistan for the first time. The museum display depicts the country's history and culture. It is amazing to see how a remote, mountainous and landlocked land like Tajikistan was part of great ancient empires that rose and wane. the exhibits include Greco-Bactrian artifacts including an ivory statue of Alexander the Great. Also on display is an original Sogdian mural from Penjikent, a once small prosperous settlement that originated before Islam arrived in Central Asia. Another impressive display is the 1,500 years old 13 meter long sleeping Buddha from Anjina-Teppe. The musuem is not acutally along Rudaki Ave but along Academics Rajabov St, two blocks away from Rudaki Ave. The adjoining Museum of Ethnography is also worth going into for an insight into the Tajik culture.

Thank Manny B
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