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National Museum of Tajikistan

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Address: Ismoil Somoni Ave, Dushanbe 734025, Tajikistan
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+992 372 21 6036
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00

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You could run through in an hour but to enjoy it takes longer. There are collections on natural history, painting, geology and other topics. It is not sensational but there is... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
wardnick1
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new york
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new york
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You could run through in an hour but to enjoy it takes longer. There are collections on natural history, painting, geology and other topics. It is not sensational but there is plenty to see. Many information plaques have a line in English.

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Olympia, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we visited, the escalators weren't working for some reason, and the elevators were moving at glacial speeds. So we walked up and down. The basement and first floors had great exhibits, the other two, not so much. It is worth spending an hour and a half visiting those 2 floors.

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Thank CommanderChip
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very large and well laid out but no audio guides or even leaflets, but worth a visit. About 5€ fee. History from 50k years ago to the modern day.

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Montreal, Canada
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum provides an excellent introduction to the long history of the Tajiks going back to prehistoric times. Moved a few years ago from an old Soviet building in the centre to a huge new purpose-built structure a few kilometres north. Not to be confused with the Antiquities Museum as some reviewers appear to have done.

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1 Thank Richard F
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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975 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

The Buddha is of course the highlight in the museum which is a huge modern museum over many floors, We had a knowledgeable guide from the museum which took us on 1,5 hours tour of the museum. Very impressive where we learned about all the stones, the animals, the history, the religions, the paintings, the art and different Tools etc.... More 

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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

There are plenty of historical showpieces there, and findings from different locations and excavations of Tajikistan. But definitely Buddha is the main reason tourists visit the museum. We met a good lady working in the museum who commented on showpieces and exhibits - this made our visit informative and interesting.

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Thank Munisa Y
Iloilo City, Philippines
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 February 2017

The colorful collection of Tajik costumes was already a treat for me as I like handwoven and traditional fabrics and costumes. What nourished my soul is the huge ancient reclining Buddha on the second floor. That in itself is worth the visit. The remaining intricate details of the image is amazing, the folds of the robe, the face, the expression... More 

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Thank Z7879LHjayb
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

Amazingly ancient displays, enjoyed the varieties of crystals from the mountains, the static display of animals, fish, birds etc found in Tajikistan, a fascinating country seen in through the displays in the museum.

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Thank Catherine E
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Well worth a visit. An impressive new building, with some very good displays and interesting artefacts. A shame though that they felt the need to airbrush their bitter last century civil war out of the otherwise good display on the history of the country.

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Ashdod, Israel
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198 reviews
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Reviewed 18 November 2016

An impressive building. A Large exhibit of the Tajik history. On the first floor, ancient history of Tajikistan and a beautiful exhibition of Tajik's fauna,

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