Top tourist attractions in Tajikistan
Here is a list of top tourist attractions in Tajikistan. Only the topmost tourist destinations are presented here. To see other destinations, please check the images from Tajikistan section.
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Sarez Lake is a lake in Rushon District of Gorno-Badakhshan province, Tajikistan. Length about 55.8 km, depth few hundred meters, water surface elevation about 3,263 m over sea level and volume of water is more than 16 km³. The mountains around come up more than 2,416 m over the lake level. The lake formed in 1911, after a great earthquake, when the Murghab River was blocked by a big landslide. Scientists believe that the landslide dam formed by the earthquake, known as the Usoi Dam, is unstable given local seismicity, and that the terrain below the lake is in danger of catastrophic flood if the dam were to fail during a future earthquake. Shadau Lake is a small water body southwest of the Usoi Dam and west of Sarez Lake.
Iskanderkul is a mountain lake of glacial origin in Tajikistan's Sughd Province. It lies at an altitude of 2195 m on the northern slopes of the Gissar Range in the Fann Mountains. Triangular in shape, it has a surface area of 3.4 km² and is up to 72 m deep. Claimed to be one of the most beautiful mountain lakes in the former Soviet Union, it is a popular tourist destination. The lake takes its name from Alexander the Great: Iskander is the Persian pronunciation of Alexander, and kul is lake in Tajik, which is of Turkic origin. The outflow of the lake is the Iskander Darya, which joins the Yaghnob River to form the Fan Darya, a major left tributary of the Zeravshan River.
Fann Mountains are part of the western Pamir-Alay mountain system and are located in Tajikistan's Sughd Province between the Zarafshan Range to the north and the Gissar Range to the south. In the east-west direction they extend from Fandarya River to Archimaydan River, and the cluster of Marguzor lakes west of Archimaydan is also included in the Fanns.
Dushanbe Zoo or Dushanbe Zoological Park was founded in 1960 in Dushanbe, Tajikstan. The Zoo is located in the center of the city on the Luchob river bank, next to the Pamir Stadium, and measures roughly twice the size of the stadium.