Dushanbe - the capital of Tajikistan
The capital of Tajikistan, the city of Dushanbe, translates as «Monday». Even the name of the city suggests that new impressions await tourists, and another, completely different from the usual, Tajikistan.
The history of the city began with the fact that at the beginning of the 17th century, a small bazaar was held at the crossroads of Asian roads on Mondays. A little later, the bazaar turned into a small village, expanding more and more. And the village turned into a regional center, where noisy markets were open not only once a week. Today, more than one wide street has been built in Dushanbe, there are several large squares, and amazingly beautiful parks with fountains are always crowded with people..
If you are visiting the capital of Tajikistan for the first time, be sure to include in your hiking route a visit to the Botanical Garden, which delights the eyes of its guests with a variety of incredibly beautiful plants. This is the world's first botanical garden, which originally had a huge variety of plants. The creation of the botanical garden (1940) is a merit of the famous biologist Gursky. That is why the garden is named after him, which is quite natural. There are four thousand trees and shrubs here, specimens of which were collected in various parts of the world..
This square has another, local name - Friendship Square. The square is always surprisingly clean, however, like in the whole city.
Dusti is the main city square. Dushanbe residents call her «face» capital Cities. It is here that various major events take place (festivals, exhibitions, concerts, promotions, etc.). You can always see numerous tourists on the square, but the townspeople themselves are not averse to strolling along it..
In the center of Friendship Square there is a monument dedicated to the main Tajik ruler Ismail Samani. The monument was erected on the 1100th anniversary of the ruler's birth: Ismail Samani holds a golden scepter under a golden arch. The height of the monument is thirty meters.
Drama theater. Mayakovsky
That is how it is called now, and at the time of its foundation in 1937 it was called the Academic Theater. On November 7, 1937, a play was performed «Earth», the author of which was the famous N. Vitra. Then the performance was attended by the actors of the Tajik Academic Theater. Lahuti. But later, more precisely, three years after its foundation, the theater was renamed into the Tajik Drama Theater named after. Vladimir Mayakovsky. The theater hall never remained empty, even during the war. After the war, the theater's fame spread throughout the world, and it began to be considered one of the best drama theaters in the USSR..