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Buddhist monastery Vrang, IV-VI-VII centuries.

 




It is located on the rock on the left bank of the Vrang Darya River over the Vrang village. It has two stepped mortar, (the third is not saved). At present on the top of mortar there is quadrangular house, which functions as ostana (worship of stone); yard, surrounded by the wall with corner tower. Inside, the premises for servants and monks are located.

Arch premises are cut on the slopes and terrace on the opposite bank The monastery is build on Vakhin or Great Buddhist route, which passed via ancient Vakhan after opening Great Silk Route from east to west.


Fortress Kaahka, III-I BC.-VII; X-XI centuries




It is located on the right bank of Pyanj river on the rocky height along the river, 1 km to the east of Namaguti Poyon village.  It functioned for defensive purposes. Inside there was a "palace" compound of local ruler. The fortress was protected by the defensive walls fortified by the 56 towers. All the walls are made from the raw brick. The walls at the entry were decorated with the ornament.

Researchers: T.E. Gordon (1873-1874), NX. Korgenevsky (1903), A.N. Bernshtam (1974), A.D.Babaev (1960,1962) 

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