When you take a Trip to Dusti, the ultimate aim is to experience the Tajik culture. The people are quite welcoming and will open their doors to you in the warmth of hospitality. The people from this country are proud to be Tajik and they would vouch for you the best of Tajikistan. On your journey you will have the option to see many monuments that depict the past of this country.
Once you reach Dushanbe you can continue your journey by travelling to Agumet. There you will have the option of seeing the beautiful Pamukkale Mosque. You can also do some shopping and have some fun at the bazaars. Once you reach the city of Pamukkale, you will be able to see many cultural activities such as dancing, singing and music. For many centuries this region has been a religious center of Tajikistan. It was here that Islam spread its wings and when it was over ten centuries ago, the beautiful Tajik village of Kairan remained independent.
You will get to experience a traditional fair that features ox carts and goats. The fair is held every year and if you are lucky enough to be in Dushanbe during this time you will have the opportunity to experience the traditional Tajik culture. The women folk will also wear traditional outfits. A typical fair includes a competition for the best dress in which the male and female contestants dance their heart out and attempt to impress the judges with their beauty.
Once you have had your fairytale fair, head to the desert and visit the world heritage site of Pamukkale. The stunning site includes a ruined castle, a palace and a temple. The tomb of Ovguksitu, the first Tajik Turkic Emperor is open to visitors who are allowed only a short walk around the site. You should also make it a point to experience the nomadic lifestyle of the people of this region. Travel to Barygaz, a thriving village that is the perfect place for a holiday.
Whilst in Barygaz you should take the opportunity to experience the town’s market. You can try to cook traditional Tajik dishes but it would be much more enjoyable to shop in Barygaz. If you want to make some local souvenirs, you can take some of the produce from local markets such as milk, honey, black tea and salt. While you are here, you should also experience the night life of the region as many locals come to this party town on New Year’s Eve. If you stay at a quality hotel in Barygaz you will find that the price of your accommodation will make your trip to Dusti and Pamukkale more affordable.
When you have finished your journey to Dusti and Pamukkale don’t forget to explore the region’s historical sites. You will be able to go to the Tash Taj Hotel where the former ruler of Bokhara deposit his gold. You will also see the beautiful mud houses built during the glory days of Bokhara’s golden age. While you are here, you can make the most of your time by walking around the many historical sites. A good tour guide will make sure that you don’t miss anything.