A term used to describe Tajikistan is “predominantly mountainous,” rightly so because over 90% of the land is on an elevated region. This position has given this country the advantage of having some of the world’s most astounding, high-altitude landscapes. And who would say no to an opportunity to climb these inviting peaks and walk through the beautiful valleys nestled among these mountains? As a side note, Tajikistan is nicknamed “Roof of the World.”
Some of the major highlights for tourists are Pamir Highway, Wakhan Valley, Fann Mountains, Jizeu Valley, Kayrakkum Reservoir, Lake Karakul, and Iskander-Kul.
The capital, Dushanbe, is one of the most elegant cities in Central Asia, featuring neoclassical facades, the largest teahouse globally, the tallest flagpole in the world, and gilded palaces.
Since most of the population are farmers, there’s usually a variety of delicacies for visitors to try out. Some of them are:
- Plov – a dish that contains lamb fat and vegetables.
- Mante – steamed meat dumplings
- Non – flatbread.
- Beshbarmak – A mutton broth with potatoes or noodles.